| | Alternator Ticking?
New To the Forums glad to be here i see alot of ford junkies here
My other half has a 98 explorer sport 4.0OHV
The other day i noticed a ticking, strangely enough it sound like its coming from the inside of the alternator, shes running 2 polk 12's 4000 watt amp, so maybe the alternators just worn out, the truck just rolled 175K on the ODO have no idea if anythings ever been replaced, i just did the spark plugs all the wiring changed the air filter, new shocks sway bars.
Drove it yesterday on a beer run came up to a stop sign noticed it started choking and stalled out on me, as i was pressing the brakes, on acceleration noticed it was hesitant and slight choking. When it stalled the very first light i noticed was the battery light, then everything else came on as if you have it on accessory or on without engine running.
Scares me i hope she didnt ruin a valve or something, just thought it was strange noticed the ticking off the alternator, would that cause the truck to sputter like that, doesnt do it often at all very rarely, in the past year happened maybe 3 times.
The only other thing that got me was when its idling or slight acceleration it makes a humming noise