what happens to your car when you need a new alternator

lbsash
0

Asked by lbsash Jan 14, 2013 at 01:03 PM about the 2004 Honda Civic LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car shut off while I was driving and then started back up and shut off again a few minutes later.

3 Answers

tenspeed
57,065

If your battery had enough power to start your engine, your bad alternator did not cause it to shut down. The battery would have kept the engine running and the red battery indicator light would have lit up on the dash board. Go to the parts store and they can scan your ECU for codes and test your alternator.

Ronc258
3,310

Your lights and stuff will be dim. The battery light would come on or if it is a gauge it will show in the negative side of chargeing should be around 14 to 14.5 volts when chargeing

Jonathan Ford
2,405

could also be a sign of a bad battery...my 07 accord did this a few times while i was driving...kind of scary when you're going 70 and your car shuts off...i found out the battery was bad when i got my car inspected...replaced the battery and haven't had an issue since

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Civic
Looking for a Used Civic in your area?
CarGurus has 63,514 nationwide Civic listings starting at $1,199.
ZIP:

Search Honda Civic Questions

Honda Civic Experts

#1 Takoda Fraser
Takoda Fraser
Reputation 800
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 530
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord"
1,235 Great Deals out of 68,706 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,092 Great Deals out of 61,581 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
276 Great Deals out of 11,350 listings starting at $4,440
Used Toyota Camry"
1,401 Great Deals out of 77,987 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Altima"
1,368 Great Deals out of 87,594 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V"
735 Great Deals out of 45,126 listings starting at $2,450
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
593 Great Deals out of 31,868 listings starting at $1,900
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,010 Great Deals out of 37,136 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Sentra"
695 Great Deals out of 40,854 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang"
918 Great Deals out of 29,909 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus"
1,383 Great Deals out of 63,787 listings starting at $1,295
Used Acura TL"
356 Great Deals out of 6,768 listings starting at $2,200
Used Hyundai Elantra"
749 Great Deals out of 52,146 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
703 Great Deals out of 24,308 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Honda Civic LX For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 4,480 listings starting at $13,995
2013 Honda Civic LX For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,298 listings starting at $12,787
2012 Honda Civic LX For Sale
187 Great Deals out of 3,544 listings starting at $9,425
2011 Honda Civic LX For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 482 listings starting at $7,988