My 1994 honda accord ex coupe will cut out when I pull the positive cable and I just bought new alternator?

Asked by Aug 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM about the Honda Accord Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So  one day I started my car slid my automatic shift lever to D4 and the light on in the gauges didnt light up the rest do light 1,2,D2,D3 but D4 not .Then it kille the battery thought it was alternator turn out it wasnt .....help plz

3 Answers

113,535

First of all never ever pull the battery cable off when the engine is running, if you do it could cause a voltage spike and fry your electronics. I had a customer that did that on his late model crown vic and it wound up costing a bunch of money to get it all fixed. Now on to your problem, you will need a good battery so have your recharged and tested to make sure it can do the job, now put the keys in your pocket, make sure all of the doors are closed and no light are on, disconnect the negative battery cable, but a test light between the cable and the battery, if the light turn on then you have a battery draw, now you have to eliminate circuits one at a time, of course the first one is the alternator, disconnect it completely, check the light if it is still on then you will have to remove all of the fuses one at a time, make sure you make a note of the location of each fuse, keep going until the light goes out, when it does that is the circuit to trace out, once you have found and repaired the draw start replacing fuses one at a time checking the light each time, finally reconnect the alternator, if no more light then no more draws. As far as the D4 light it may just be a bad bulb in the cluster or the selector switch on the lever not making contact in the D4 position. HTH

ok so when I put the test light on between the cable and battery does it matter if on the negative or positive side?

113,535

Nope one or the other.

Your Answer

Accord Coupe

Looking for a Used Accord Coupe in your area?

CarGurus has 4,083 nationwide Accord Coupe listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Honda Accord Coupe Experts

  • #1
    wsampson4
    Reputation
    260
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    240
  • #3
    Joe Finis Sr.
    Reputation
    210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
424 Great Deals out of 101,059 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic Coupe
104 Great Deals out of 10,336 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Civic
333 Great Deals out of 52,980 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
761 Great Deals out of 70,900 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
270 Great Deals out of 37,082 listings starting at $2,150
Used Acura TL
72 Great Deals out of 3,428 listings starting at $799
Used BMW 3 Series
833 Great Deals out of 32,432 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Altima Coupe
29 Great Deals out of 1,174 listings starting at $3,000
Used Nissan Altima
720 Great Deals out of 70,156 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Maxima
200 Great Deals out of 17,499 listings starting at $1,900
Used INFINITI G37
80 Great Deals out of 3,164 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
224 Great Deals out of 28,922 listings starting at $3,900
Used Hyundai Genesis Coupe
30 Great Deals out of 1,031 listings starting at $5,000
Used INFINITI G35
46 Great Deals out of 2,330 listings starting at $750
Used Dodge Charger
242 Great Deals out of 32,689 listings starting at $1,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.