How come my 98 limited explorer won't charge after new battery and altinator was bought??? I'm heated....

Saleem Pittman

Asked by Oct 21, 2015 at 05:06 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It's my parents truck the starter went out a
few weeks ago, had it replaced then now all
of a sudden battery dead,  got a new one
same thing went to a recking yard got an
altinator still have the same problem OMG!!!

2 Answers


Make sure the alt light is operational, if it is not it won't activate. See pic.


Alternators are not meant to charge a battery, only maintain it. You can actually damage an alternator's electronic components by trying to charge a low battery. Try charging the battery first to 12+ volts then check with multi-meter. Should be charging 14 or so volts.

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