1993 Ford Explorer Clicking noise.

Tiny
JOHN_WAYNE
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  • 1993 FORD EXPLORER
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 33,000 MILES
I'm working on a 1993 ford explorer sport. I've replaced the battery and alternator because it doesn't keep a charge. I've noticed a clicking sound coming from under the dash and not sure what to look for.
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Sunday, October 24th, 2010 AT 3:57 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Can you tell aprox where it is coming from?
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Sunday, October 24th, 2010 AT 9:44 PM
Tiny
JOHN_WAYNE
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The noise seems to be coming from the steering column to the drivers side door. The domino theory is in full effect I'm afraid. One thing falling into another.
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 8:37 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Okay, I want you to try something. Here is a how to for checking electrical draws. First, identify there is a draw. Then I want you to remove one fuse at a time until the draw stops. At that point, we will know which circuit is affected.

http://www.2carpros.com/first_things/why_is_my_car_battery_dead_over_night.htm

Let me know what you find.
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Monday, October 25th, 2010 AT 10:12 AM
Tiny
JOHN_WAYNE
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I've finally been able to pull all fuses and nothing stops the clicking noise. The only time it stops clicking is after the automatic doors lock on thier own. I pulled the auto door fuse and the clicking still continues. Anything else I can look at?
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Saturday, October 30th, 2010 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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Have you removed the relay for the door locks?
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
JOHN_WAYNE
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No I haven't. Where is it?
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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If I remember correctly, this year has it under the hood in the relay block.
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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I had an after thought. Check under the dash where the noise is coming from. I believe there are a group of relays there too.
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Monday, November 1st, 2010 AT 8:10 PM
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JOHN_WAYNE
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Another issue I noticed is that I take the keys out of the ignition after trying to crank it. Shut the door and I noticed the check engine light still on with no key in the ignition. What causes this?
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 8:53 AM
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It could be a bad ground. Power will take the easiest way out. If a ground is lost, it will find the next available one and go that way. It could be through a different circuit causing the light to come on.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 10:32 AM

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