Question about 2002 Honda Civic
I have a 2002 Honda Civic Ex that recently had the timing belt and waterpump replaced. After which, within a week, my vehicle broke down. I had it towed to the company that replaced the timing belt and waterpump then had to have it towed to a Honda dealership. The finding was the alternator was not tightened properly which caused it to drop down causing it to try to locate a ground ultimately frying the computer.
Can someone please give me more details why the alternator being loose would cause the computer to fry? I am trying to resolve a dispute with the company that originally replaced the timing belt and waterpump. Thank you.
Frying the computer due to loose alternator bolts or crew don't seems acceptable to me.the computer is built to withstand over voltage appearing on its input it is designed to protect itself from most frequent alternator shortcomings.there might be also a part in the alternator, the automatic voltage regulator that failed at that moment which caused the voltage to get higher. even though the computer can overcome .it.the computer can be fry ,.unless acted upon by external or internal device capable of delivering a very high electromagnetic pulse, .also by wrong wiring installation or maybe have been short circuited by some external sources, it can also be destroyed by a welding machine but not fry.they have many cars in the honda civic service center if they can show us the demo of what they are saying is true, i rest my case.
Posted on May 15, 2009
The replacement of your Water pump and timing belt has nothing to do with the computer getting fried. Its a different problem, It just so happened that it went wrong simultaneously with the 2 previous problem you got. The previous problem is Overheating and the other is Electrical in nature.
Posted on May 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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