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2002 ford explorer: stay running..air bag idiot light comes on..clicks

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2002 ford explorer, electrical i.e. dash, lights, all shutting off bt motor satys running. when this happens ther is no powr but motor does stay running, everything electrical in car dies and the air bag idiot light comes on. When key is turned off and I try to restart it the car just clicks like a bad startr or selenoid. When jumped the vehicle will start and run for some time, driving allong electrical will flicker then go off all together.Battery checks out good.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 years ago.

Hello XXXXX'm Chris, a current Ford Lincoln Mercury employee.


Thanks for visiting Just Answer. I will do my very best to help you resolve your concerns.


Your concerns are associated with a alternator charging then not charging so its intermitent or the battery connections are poor at the battery or there termination or the alternator connections are poor. Sounds more like this is a concern with the alternator or wiring to it since a vehicle will run with a dead battery.