Question about Honda Cars & Trucks
Test the alternator charging capability by connecting a volt meter to the battery terminals and starting the engine. The voltage should be at least 13 VDC.
If it's less it will not charge the battery enough.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 29, 2015
Take out both battery cables. If the car stalls you alt is bad. Another way is on a auto part shop li pep-boys or auto zone, they will check it for free.
Posted on Mar 29, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you look at the front of the motor you will notice one cyclinder is further forward then the other... that first cyclinder would be 1. i'm guessing the side opposite to cyclinder one would be bank two.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
If the the battery is FULLY charded. check the battery cables. If they are connected and are not loose, then probably the starter, Do you here a click .. when you turn the key>
Posted on Jun 03, 2012
The ck eng light will come on every time you turn on the key is the eng turning over when you turn the key to start
Posted on Mar 04, 2013
SOURCE: Honda Civic 2005 LX automatic 1.7L. Replaced battery and alternator. Battery light is showing. I am told either wiring is bad or a fusible link that goes to the starer then alternator. Help. Put on
why not use a 10 buck voltmeter take the readings and
see why, (alldata.com has the schematic)
look at the alt. first question we say to self is, is reg in alt or reg in ecu/pcm
now matter, meter black to body ground. battery minus best.
red test lead, battery + 12.6v, good, now the big stud on back of
alternator. 12.6. if not this line is open, (yes there is a fuse)
the fuse box,with big fuses, all are 12v on each end, if not that one is bad. not 12v.
now the alternator connnector.
1 pin is IGN, its 12vdc key if not, dash wiring.
2nd pin, charge lamp (battery) is tad less than 12vdc, thus its glowing key on,
next pin, if the tricky pin, the ecu charge wire. testing this is impossible with out real FSM on car.
the alternator case running must not read above 0v, or the alternator ground is bad.
i say a guy last year replace an alt 5 times
and the battery cables were bad.
the alt say the open and SHUT down.
i does that as a feature so as not to go way high voltage
and blow up every thing in car at 24volts. for sure.
i can get to my accounts, blocked on vacation in South america
seems is it eCU CONTROLLED
but they use lots of engines world wide, 1.7L not sure all are same. so i do FSM time. or alldata.com and look.
one good post is this, they stay on track , rare that.
no sure if you have a
is your scan tool working??
is top of list. it controls charging,and is on recall for spikes blowing up expensive electronics,(random victims)
lots of posts world wide on ELD fails.
Posted on Jan 08, 2015
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