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Can't figure out problem with civic!!

My '97 Civic LX's battery died, so I jumped it and it would not stay charged for anything at Idle, so figured it was alternator, what else could it be!???

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Ok, the solution for it is very simple.
get it to autozone and ask them to do an alternator test to see if the alternator is producing energy if you are the kind of person that doesn't know anything about cars.
if you are a semi-skilled person then get a voltimeter and test the battery with the car on. and the positive lead with positive and negative with negative, it should read about 14 or more.
if you go to autozone or o'reilly then ask to see the voltage on their little tester. and if you see a voltage of around 14 then you can be sure that the problem is not your alternator.
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if your alternator test fine then the next step would be to check your battery. turn the headlights on with car off, then voltage should not go below 10 volts when you plug the voltimeter.

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Well based on this limited info,make sure the battery is fully charged. Check the main fuses under the hood,there's one for the charging system.

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