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I have a 2007 expedition. Was sitting in it while idling in…

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I have a 2007...

I have a 2007 expedition. Was sitting in it while idling in a driveway. Truck just shut of and wouldn't start again. The digital display went crazy for a few minutes and lights came on in cab...but dim. Now I can't start it. No lights or anything. Just blinking Anti theft light.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you tried to reset the computer?

I haven't done anything except put a battery charger on it. I thought my alternator or battery went bad.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, I'm working on it myself. I'm wondering if the Anti theft system came on somehow?

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just that I have no power in the truck except for blinking Anti theft lockout light.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

so its not even cranking?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

do you have headlights, horn, radio?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No headlights horn or radio
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

do you have a voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
let me find it
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok, found it
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

ok. tell me the voltage of the cable going into the fuse box under the hood

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It's only 5 volts
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

whats the battery voltage?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Only 5 volts
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

do you have a charger? or can you get a jump?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have a charger here. Just realized it's not putting out any voltage.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

then can you get a jump?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Trying right now.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Got it started. But, why did it die in the first place?
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

whats the battery voltage while running?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
14
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Now my courtesy lights under my side view mirrors and interior light won't turn off
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

ok, thats not perfect, but it will do as far as the alternator charging the battery. now turn the vehicle off and monitor the battery voltage and tell me what it drops down to and how fast

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
13 almost immediately. But, all my interior lights are on and my outside courtesy lights
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

with the jumper cables removed you don't want it to drop below 12.5 vdc. as far as the lights being on.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Jumper cables were off. Turned it off. Voltage dropped from 14.2 to 13 and 12.9 within a few seconds and held at that
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Now, why won't my interior lights turn off?
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

as long as it holds above 12.5 the battery is good. as for the lights, disconnect the negative cable for 15 minutes

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok, but, why are they on?
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

electrical glitch, stuck relay

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Love my Excursion........not so much for my Expedition!
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

I hear ya. let me know when you reconnect the cable

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It's gonna have to wait until I get home.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

ok. ill be on for a few more hours

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
They went off after I hit 15 mph. My Excursion does the same if my hatch is ajar.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I just stop to get gas. Lights came on again after I pulled in front of pumps. Never turned truck off. I'm afraid it won't start again. Lo l
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

maybe hatch switch?

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 2 months ago

hows it going?

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