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  1. The 7th Generation
    Just a quick write up on a recent problem with my 2005 EX-L 4-cyl I suffered. Friday night I was going to a friend's house for dinner and my battery light came on out of the blue while I was driving. When I came to an intersection the car died. It restarted and I proceeded to my destination...
  2. The 9th Generation
    2013 Honda Accord EX-L, 4 cylinder, CVT transmission, also includes navigation. I recently went to AutoZone to have my battery and alternator tested. They hooked up the test tool and said that the battery was good, starter was good, but the alternator is bad because the voltage regulator test...
  3. The 9th Generation
    49k miles, this car has been so obnoxious this past three months. >_> Latest issue: Girlfriends battery kept dying, after a few jumps we determined the 6 year old battery needed to be replaced. Got a charging system test again after the new battery was installed, and the autoparts store...
  4. The 9th Generation
    Hey everyone, So I have a 2015 Accord Sport Automatic transmission and about 105,000 km (65k miles) ever since I've had it I heard this whining noise it makes when reving high or during acceleration. I drove a same year accord which didn't make that noise so it got me thinking if my alternators...
  5. The 7th Generation
    Looking for some help here. I was driving my car and my dash lights, first the seat belt light, then all right side lights, then finally the battery light turned on. A little while later I lost power to my radio and then all gauges. Finally the lost power and then would start without a jump. I...
  6. The 9th Generation
    Hey guys, Long-time Accord owner here, but posting on behalf of a friend. About 5 months ago, she went to start her car, and after pushing the start button a few times with no crank, it eventually died. No dash lights, nothing. Car was jumped, a new battery was bought, and it worked fine up...
  7. The 8th Generation
    Got a whine on cold start last night. After 2-3 minutes of driving it didn't go away, so it's not that "normal" PS whine. Also saw that my voltmeter was reading low, 13.6-13.7 instead of the usual 14.0-13.9 With a 3/8" extension as a stethoscope, the whine comes from the alternator. I noticed...
  8. The 9th Generation
    So, I have a 2013 Accord Sport 6mt 2.4 and noticed that there are two different models (CVT/MT) for the alternator. I just wanted to inform everyone that you can put a CVT Alternator on a manual car, but not vice versa. The Manual Alternator is rated at 110 amps and the CVT alternator is rated...
  9. The 7th Generation
    The following PDF shows how to monitor the alternator signals and how they should vary with electrical load. This might be useful for anyone trying to diagnose charging system issues: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B023spaMkQOldGNTcDB4Ty1SVnc Here is a brief overview of the alternator...
  10. Audio, Electronics & Lighting
    Hi all, this is a strange one! My car drives normal for a while and then all of the sudden the radio acts strange, cutting out, sound like static. This is the first indication that there is a power problem. Next the car downshifts roughly and hard then back up again right away and the red...
  11. The 6th Generation
    '01 EX V6. Alternator is a reman Delphi unit I bought from a dealer for $$$. It has about 40k miles on the alternator. I had the car parked for about 6 months or so. I have had a few other issues I've been working through since firing it back up (IACV and power steering hardline). Now time...
  12. The 8th Generation
    Hey guys, I'm new to forum. I've searched everywhere for info on this topic and can't find anything. Sorry if I missed it somewhere on the forum. I am curious if the radiator need to be removed to get alternator out? I just took a quick look at it and its pretty tight in there. Didn't really...
  13. The 7th Generation
    I have an 04 LX sedan MT, 100,000 miles. My alternator recently failed, I understand this will happen, however I'd like to make sure it's not due to my sound system and if so, what can I do about it? I have an aftermarket deck (JVC KD-A925BT) 2 Polk audio door speakers a Pioneer GM-5000t 760w...
  14. Audio, Electronics & Lighting
    I live in Ohio, but I'm originally from North Carolina. Last weekend, after work I started a trip down to NC, using headlights the entire way, heat on low, and the radio. I occasionally charged my phone & tablet as needed. About 4.5 hours after I started, I was trying to accelerate back to...
  15. Audio, Electronics & Lighting
    Hi guys, I own a 07 Accord Type S. Stock Head Unit (Non PSS). So during the last 2 weeks I've been installing new set of speakers and amp to upgrade the terrible audio that I had originally in my car. By terrible audio I mean, tweets under a windscreen, Front door speakers magnets size of a...
  16. The 8th Generation
    Hi, Forum-goers, as you might have guessed, my 2008 EXL V6 (which has 80k miles) is having some trouble. This afternoon, while sitting at a stop light, I heard a high-pitched, whirring noise. After turning off the radio and AC to try and hear better, the sound was still there, but there were...
  17. Audio, Electronics & Lighting
    Headlights dimming (going from low to high(good) strength) Is this an alternator issue? It's not the bulb or the connection. THe battery light in the dash comes on and off as well. I can also hear it on my radio (the low whiney sound I get when I have my phone as an MP3 player "pulses"...
  18. Problems & Solutions
    Hi everyone, I have been lurking on here for quite a few weeks now trying to figure out what is going on with my 2004 Accord LX. I am hoping you can point me in the right direction. My car started making a whining noise about 2-3 months ago that was intermittent and its pitch proportional to...
  19. The 7th Generation
    About a year ago my wife was driving her 2005 Accord LX 4-cyl when the dashlights, instruments, and radio turned off. They eventually came back on, however, since we have 2 small children we wanted to be safe and took it into our Honda dealership and they informed us it was a bad battery so we...
  20. The 7th Generation
    I need some advice here. I'm driving an 07, V6, 6spd manual. Last week my alternator died when I got to work. I caught a ride down the road, picked up a new one and replaced it right in the parking lot. Now when it's cold out my auxiliary belt chirps when I start the car. After it warms up...
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