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2002 Ford Explorer: gauges..headlights..mile later it died..jump

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My 2002 Ford Explorer gauges all quit working this evening along with the headlights. About a mile later it died and just clicked when i turned it over. it started after a jump. The power windows also didn't work unless we have jumper cables were connected. After a jump it stayed running about 2 miles then dies again. Any Ideas?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  craig burson replied 7 years ago.
Sounds like the altenator went out. Try jumping it off and then test with a volt/ohm meter to see if you have a minimum of 13.5 volts. If you jump a car off and disconnect the jumper cables, it will run for several minutes even with a dead altenator.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

where do i test the voltage? on the battery or the alternator?


Expert:  craig burson replied 7 years ago.
At the battery.