Question about 1991 Acura Integra Hatchback
Our '91 Integra can start and perform for a whole week then randomly dies at intersections. Symptoms are dim headlights and stuff like yours. One would think it was alternator or battery right? No. I took battery in to Walmart to their diagnostic station by the paint department. The diagnostic machine refused to charge the battery because it had a full charge. The battery checked out fine.
Do you understand what this means? This means that the alternator has been charging the battery all week that Daughter B has been driving to work-school-home-boyfriend-etc. Yet it died with dead battery symptoms. This is driving me crazy.
So, I removed the battery then put it back in and the car started and the car ran like a scalded cat and I got home. Next morning- Daughter B tries to go to school and car won't start.?! I apply battery charger set to 'Quick start' and started the car. I removed charger and applied my DC voltmeter. Voltage at idle was 12.5V showing alternator is charging. Put finger on throttle cable and rev engine and voltage goes up to 13v but no higher showing that the voltage regulator is working.
What we have is a problem unrelated to the expansion and contraction of heated versus cooled parts. The pretty much rules out bad physical wiring connections. Without more knowledge on this subject I would just have to say the car is demon possessed and that I should buy a new used car with different problems eh?
Posted on Oct 25, 2010
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