I have a 1998 acura intregra that wont start without jumper cables but when we disconnect the cables car stalls out. Just replaced alternator, and the wiring harness. Any ideas what it could be.

Candice Volkers

Asked by Nov 05, 2014 at 09:51 AM about the 1998 Acura Integra LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You did the biggest NONO ever, if you disconnect a battery cable with the engine running it can send a voltage spike through your electronics causing all kinds of problems. I recommend you take it to a shop you trust and have it checked out.

Candice Volkers

No we disconnected the jumping cables not the battery cables.


Whew, good, then either the main fuse has blown or the harness you replaced is hooked up wrong or the alternator is bad, if it is a reman alt I would have it tested, I have ran across bad remans in my years.


im havin the same problem there trying to say that the wiring harness is bad but it worked jus fine b4 i replaced the battery n alternator wtf man what do i do


my car is a 98 teggy ls jus bolt on for now got coilovers n wheels n tires on the way n 15x8 fit alright as long as im not to low?

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