RD Moore

Asked by Aug 05, 2016 at 06:25 PM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car dies when jumper cables are dissconected

3 Answers


get a new battery

RD Moore

Battery is new and so is alternator


Taking for granted both were installed properly. It is possible a new alternator is bad out of the box or not rebuilt properly, causing the new battery to go dead. Check the voltage of the new battery with the vehicle not running or hooked up for a jump. If less than 12.5 or so volts, either the battery is bad or the alternator is.

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