On Monday last week, the battery was so low last week and it wouldn't take a jump. Charged the battery and the truck started fine for 2 days and then it happened again on Thursday. I also noticed that the dome lights and the dash lights flashed before I disconnected the battery and installed a different one to get a diagnostic on the old battery and the alternator
. Alternator is charging and the battery was low, so I replaced it. On Tuesday, the radio turned off and on and I noticed the dome lights did as well. I pulled over and turned off the truck and it no problems until last night when the radio turned off/on again. After turning off the truck, the dome and dash lights turned on/off. I restarted the truck and it stopped. This morning I couldn't get the truck started, it has power but acted like it wasn't getting fuel. I disconnected the battery for a few minutes and she started fine. What do you think? Could the computer be bad?
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: The dash when dark a couple of weeks ago. Previously, it would go dark and then would work for some time and then repeat.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 Explorer Sport Trac.
JA: Are you fixing your Explorer Sport yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced the battery and check the alternator. I would like to fix her myself but I will go to a professional if needed.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that about covers it.