Question about 1990 Honda Prelude
I had a dead battery. The weird thing was I could put a set of jumper cables on it off of another car and BAM! it would fire right up. I bought a BRAND new battery and replaced the old one (and yes the cables are tight) now it won't turn over or crank. I checked the fuses and fuse links and all are good. This is so weird, I even tried jumping the NEW battery to see if it would start, nothing. Anyone ever seen this or had this problem or maybe a possible solution? I put my meter on the fuse block under the hood and it was reading over 12 volts (which it should) going into the fuseblock. If anyone can help please let me know.
First, fully charged battery should show 12.6, but this is not the problem. According to your notes, the power gets to your starter, but the contact ring in it is not closing the power circuit. The problem can be the solenoid (not likely, as there is a 1.5v drop of voltage that tells me that most likely it pulls in) or the starter motor itself. To make sure it is the starter, use the jumper cables and apply power directly to the starter (make sure you are in the neutral and the handbrake is on). If it will not clink, then it is the solenoid, if it does clink, but do not turn, then the contact ring or the motor has to be replaced.
As a general rule, the best thing (after you determined that the problem is in the starter) is to replace the starter with a new one, or to save money, remove it and rebuild it at the shop.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
All you in fo is not there if you said your battery was dead but you could jump it and it would run but not charge battery then you altanator is working but you have a dead seal in the battery replace battery and you will be fine but if you drive it to much with bad battery your altanator will go bad from over working
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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