Prelude shut down while driving, now will not start. battery good
Shut down completely while on highway, will not re-start. Battery power is good. not that. Maybe electrical. How can I know for sure, first time ever this happened to the prelude. Will not turn over or ignition.
Re: prelude shut down while driving, now will not start....
Motor will not turn over at all? well sounds like one of two things
1 you broke the timing belt and the pistons hit the valves sticking one thru a piston, thats why it wont turn over
2 you have a wiring problem keeping enough voltage from getting to your starter
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check the battery with a volt meter-if it shows 12.5v its good-if not charge it overnight and check volts in the a m-strange that it had not defrosted-check the anti-freeze level-if no antifreeze it could have shut its self down-let me know what you find -Denny
Your alternator has probably failed so you were running off your battery. when it ran out everything shuts down. Charge the battery, then start the car after you start it disconnect your battery if it dies your alternator is bad.
if you can charge the battery and drive it for a while then sounds like the altenator has failed and is not re-charging the battery, good way to test is to charge the battery, start the car and turn the light on, if everything is dimm or the motor dies there is little to no charge voltage, and will require altenator work
Always clean the battery terminals before jumping. An extremely dead battery may not accept a jump as it serves as a 'buffer" instead of helping. If you do get it started, charge battery with a battery charger then have alternator and battery tested for proper operation and check belt condition and tension as well.
Will it start when you give it a jump or install a good battery? If it does the problem is your alternator. What most likely happened is the alternator quit working while you were driving and the car was relying on the battery directly to keep it going in which the battery completely lost power and shut the car off.
timing belt broke. does it have a distributor? Take cap off and note position of rotor if it has one, bump starter and note if distributor rotor moved, if not you need a timing belt. also you can look under the oil cap to see valves and have someone start it, you should see the rockers move, if not, belt.