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I drive a 2001 explorer sport trac and today while driving…

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I drive a 2001 explorer sport trac and today while driving in a 30mph zone my car all of a sudden check engine light came on and said on the dashboard "check gauge". My steering basically stopped working properly and felt like the power steering was off. I couldnt accelerate too.I pulled over and popped the hood and the engine wasn't running but my battery was still on. I turned the car off and restarted it. It turned on no problem and I continued to my destination about 2mi with no problem.Should I be worried??
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Ford Mechanic: mastertech29, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help. Is this the first time the vehicle stalled? When was the last tune-up? How many miles? I wouldn't be worried but I would check and see if there are any stored codes and check the charging system. Most of the big Auto Parts Stores will do both for free.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
this is its first time, has about 145k miles on it. Its last tune up was in January. I'll try to get the stored codes and charging system checked on monday. What is the charging system?Thanks, ***** ***** the help.-Tanner
Ford Mechanic: mastertech29, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

The charging system is your alternator and battery. Thank you for choosing Just Answer! Let me know if you get the codes or have any other problems.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Perfect, thanks!
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