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Year after year Ford vehicles afford the best dependability and smooth drive feel to vehicle shoppers. Ford is a respected producer of tough and dependable cars that also feature original technology. If an issue crops up or a component needs to be fixed, don't wimp out with a badly-made component. Your Ford Explorer will reward you for installing the right auto parts to deliver maximum power. The Ford Explorer is rugged enough to succeed on any mountain, but has got to have first-rate quality replacement parts to be able to get to where you want to go. Durable off-roaders like your terrain-mastering Ford Explorer are intended to take a pounding wherever you take them but in return they need effective maintenance and quality parts to keep on taking on those wild frontiers. The Ford in your carport was put together with the highest quality and skill; it should have new replacement or OEM parts with a similar high level of reliability. First-rate engine power and automotive performance come from high-quality components and accessories. If you invested in that high-performance car because it had excellent power and performance, insure your decision and buy first rate new parts and accessories. Your automobile's Ford Explorer Alternator charges the battery when you drive and also powers the electric system when the car is running. Ford Explorer Alternators function by converting rotational energy produced by the motor into electrical power, which is then directed to the battery storage in your vehicle. An efficient modern electrical system provides a voltage regulator, which lengthens the life of your other electrical systems by forcing a rock solid voltage to the batteries. Servicing your vehicle with the best parts always pays off, time after time. You don't have to choose between your wallet and reliability when you buy your accessories. To get the best service out of your car or truck, you know that good parts make for awesome performance - PartsGeek.com has the parts you need.
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The alternator keeps your Explorer going by maintaining a charge on the battery. When your battery seems to always need a jump to get your SUV going, it's not the battery, it's most likely your alternator. Though more expensive than a battery, the alternator needs to be replaced because you could find yourself stranded. Don't let your Ford Explorer alternator problems get you down. You can replace the alternator and keep your Explorer running as it once did when it was at its peak.
What the Alternator Does
The alternator keeps the battery charged as you drive. It's operated by a belt, which produces mechanical energy that the alternator converts into electricity to charge the battery. Without the alternator, your battery would be drained completely after just a few starts. When you turn on any accessories, those will also drain the battery, but with a properly functioning alternator, you should have no troubles running your air conditioner, radio, wipers, and lights when driving your Explorer.
Signs of a Bad Alternator
Just like when you describe symptoms to your doctor for a diagnosis, the signs of a failing alternator help your mechanic to pinpoint the problem. A bad alternator may keep your Explorer from charging, but you may also notice that the engine is running on low power or does not shift. These also indicate that there is not enough energy coming from the battery for these functions. Dim lights and accessories that don't work could indicate a failing battery or one that is drained because of a bad alternator. If you notice any of these issues, you should test your alternator to be certain that the battery or a bad connection are not causing these problems.
How to Test an Alternator
Testing your Explorer's alternator with a multimeter is the only way to determine if you have a bad alternator and not just a bad battery. First, test the battery when the engine is not running. If the battery is good, it should read 12.5 volts. If it is less than this, the battery is likely bad or not fully charged. You can take it to have it load tested to be sure if it is drained or a bad battery. If you battery is fine, turn on the engine and check the battery's voltage again. It should go up to 13 to 14.5 volts as the alternator charges it. Try turning on accessories such as the radio, lights, and wiper blades. With each item you turn on, the battery voltage should settle back to the same 13 to 14.5 volts. If it is higher or lower than this, the alternator may not be charging properly or you could have a loose connection. Check the wiring to be sure. If you alternator failed the test, it's time for you to consider a Ford Explorer alternator replacement.
Ford Explorer Alternator Replacement Cost
If you have determined that you, indeed, need a new alternator, don't wait until you've been stranded. If you want to take your Explorer to a mechanic, you could spend from $341 to $444 for the 2006 Ford Explorer alternator cost. Depending on your model year and your mechanic's labor charges, you may pay more or less than this range. If you wish to save money, install the alternator yourself, and spend less on the part by getting it from PartsGeek.com, which has low prices every day on all your Explorer parts.
Alternators available for the following Ford Explorer years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91. This part is also sometimes called Ford Explorer Car Alternators. We stock alternator parts for most Ford models including F150, Mustang, Focus, Ranger, Expedition, F250 Super Duty, Escape, Taurus, F250, Windstar, F350 Super Duty, Escort, Crown Victoria, F350, E150 Econoline, Bronco, Thunderbird, Contour, Explorer Sport Trac, F100, Fusion, E350 Super Duty, E350 Econoline, Five Hundred, E250 Econoline, Edge, Excursion, E250, Freestyle, E350 Econoline Club Wagon, E150, E150 Econoline Club Wagon, Bronco II, Freestar, Aerostar, F Super Duty, F450 Super Duty, F150 Heritage, E450 Super Duty and F-250 HD.