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I drive a 2014 accord and I have been having multiple issues since the end of may 2022. I have had my wheelbearings changed , and two alternators, and one week after the newest one I got a check charge system message. I think the best way to describe exactly what has happened and been done is to put it in a timeline. I am the original owner

Car was in Mississippi from 2013 to 2017
East Tn /WV from 2017 till March 2022

appx 143,000 miles. battery from oct 2018

  1. End of march I had all 4 tire changed
  2. End of may Was driving on the interstate , and the ABS , Traction , power steering and tire pressure light came on. Turned off & let it sit for a minute , turned it on. no lights. went to autozone and had an ABS check, said no issues couldn't read the left rear wheel sensor. made a 7 hour trip
  3. The Next week was driving and car did it again w/ the same lights. I had a "full system check" at autozone. said battery was good, alternator not working.
  4. Went and had alternator and belt changed that day.
  5. a month later in july I was returning from a long trip & the lights came on again, then they stopped after restarting. so i continued my drive to MS
  6. beginning of sept I went down the road, left the car on came out about 2 minutes later and car was just on, but engine didn't start, and every warning light was on (not charge system) wouldn't turn over. Was slow starting the previous few times This day. got it jumped brought it to the mechanic. checked the battery (read good) , but alternator wasn't holding or producing the charge (under 14) . he disconnected it and reconnected it and the alternator read good.
  7. finally about 2 saturdays ago, I went to the auto zone to have the alternator checked and it read bad again, so i got another one from adavanced auto . and also got both rear wheel bearings changed because they were bad
  8. yesterday out of curiosity I went to autozone to have it read just to make sure and it read good, when i went to the gas station and restarted my car .. the battery light and check charge system light came on, both times restarting it, went to advanced and they said the alternator was bad. No check light on tho
  9. after that luckily a family friend was a retired mechanic and alot of electrical experience, and a code reader on hand. we noticed the negative cable was loose and needed replacing, however when we took the negative off the post with the car on, the car died within about 10 seconds , same when we did the positive independent of each other.
After yesterday, it was suggested that It could be the older battery causing the alternator issues, in addition to the loose negative cable (had to put screw in it because of the slack) , or it could be the ignition switch. no definite answer, and unless it is happening it would be hard for an eletrical diagnostics to detect the problem if it isn't happening now.

I am going to get new battery, and terminal (https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHSBC107?impressionRank=1 )

from message boards and asking another mechanic, I have seen the FCW warning thing mention (i dont think my has this) , the Battery sensor causing the issues or simply hondas are difficult with aftermarket alternators.

do you guys have any suggestions?
 

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Tomorrow the Battery sensory head will be in, I will get that and what ever else I need to fix that part. I also will get a new battery. I also just for the hell of it got it tested again today at advanced . and as soon as he did the asked me to start the engine , the check charging system light came on with the battery for like 10 seconds. and disappeared. I forgot to put in the last point, it read fine at the end of last night , and then i had to make a 2.5 hour drive home with one stop and no issues. I typed in my vin, it there were no recalls for it , on the honda site or kelly blue book.
 

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Updated - I had the battery changed this morning , and also the sensor.
the old battery was starting to swell (https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...rd?q=super+start+battery+extreme+24rext&pos=5 )

With both batteries. The voltage was in the 12's , until I put the lights on and it rose to the 14s.
the old w/ old sensor
The new w/ new sensor

OLD BATTERY: https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/...rd?q=super+start+battery+extreme+24rext&pos=5

NEW BATTERY: https://www.autozone.com/batteries-...ery-51r-dlg-group-size-51r-500-cca/330111_0_0
 

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It would let me look at at pdf. After a few weeks of No issues, And a 11 hour road trip on Saturday. (Had lights on the whole time) I went out for an errand today and I got the check charge system error again , after a ppt hole. I was able to make it home and park. I let it sit for a few minutes, and then turned it on and after about 2 minutes, the check charge system came on with the battery light but as soon and I turned the light on it went away. about an hour later I turned it on with the lights on and the message didn’t come on after about letting it run for 5 minutes. iwas Able to get an appointment at Honda Friday and I’m hoping I can get home Saturday with no issues
 
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