Question about 1987 Honda Prelude
My 1987 Prelude Si has had trouble charging lately, but now I'm pretty sure it's running on the battery only; the battery needs charging often and I can restart it after it rests (or charges.) The alternator seems really far down there; at least the belt looks taut enough! Where can I get in and check for proper operation and (fix) continuity? I think I had an open failure near the engine-compartment fusebox before.
Oh yeah, and the horn doesn't work since I had a collision up front, and there are serious problems of people braking while turning (and not in drift) around me. Can I do better than fixing the horn? Plus to repack the CV joints, where can I get grease at less than 10L at a time?
It sounds like you want a "power probe" . It's the best way to test continuity. A little pricey, though.
Posted on May 02, 2017
yes my cv axles had to be replace cause of the same thing but when you replace one side you need to do the other side at the same time cause when 1 goes bad the other is not that far behind . i know from experience
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
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Possible solution. It could be the belt tensioner. It might not hold the belt tight enough to have a consistent charge to the battery through the alternator. I had to replace the one on my 91 accord and that solved my problem.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
The instructions for installing a new alternator usually read to fully charge the battery (12.3 - 12.8 volt range). Otherwise, the alternator will be damaged when it initializes. I have seen some extreme damage result from installing a new alternator with a low-charge battery. The torque required to turn an alternator when damaged in this scenario is unbelieveable!
Posted on May 02, 2009
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