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You can have somebody check out your Voltage Regulator, that is fairly common in Ford Explorers, especially with the 4.2L V6. If that tests ok, go to any parts store, they can run an electrical system test, which is usually free, or up to $20.00USD. Also, if you have a system in your truck, make sure that your remote wire from your deck, is connected properly to your amp, to shut it off with your stereo. If your amp runs continuously, it is bound to drain your power.

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