WHY IS ALTERNATOR NOT CHARGING?

Asked by Jan 26, 2012 at 02:06 PM about the 1999 Honda Civic Coupe EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I HAVE A 99 CIVIC D16Y7 ONEDAY DRIVING IT DIED ON ME THE DASH LIGHTS WENT DIM THEN HEADLIGHTS THAN CAR SHUT OFF. SO I I GOT NEW BATTERY GOT IT HOME TESTED THE ALTERNATOR CHARGING AT A 12.5V NOT ENOUGH TO CHRG THE BATTERY. SO I REPLACED ALT STILL ONLY CHRG AT 12.5V SO I FOLLOWED WIRE FROM BACK OF ALT TO THE FUSE BOX FOUND OUT THE WIRE HAD FRIED SO I REPLACE FUSE BOX AND WIRE NOW STILL ONLY CHRG AT 12.5V NOW IM LOST??

2 Answers

I had the exact same problem. I just put in a cheap CPU I got off of ebay just for the hell of it, and sure enough, it worked! My next step is putting in an amp gauge so I know if the alternator ever gives out. I advise you do the same. Problem after that? Let me know. www.jaysonvonosinski.com

try another alt,the alt,s you buy are rebuilt,auto zone advance auto,dont trust them.go NAPA or a independent parts store,better parts.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Civic Coupe Questions

Honda Civic Coupe Experts

#1 deb5deb5deb5deb5deb5
deb5deb5deb5deb5deb5
Reputation 1,700
#2 elmerenzo
elmerenzo
Reputation 1,490
#3 kd5qhr
kd5qhr
Reputation 1,070
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 88,110 listings starting at $1,299
Used Honda Accord Coupe
179 Great Deals out of 10,568 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,741 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
858 Great Deals out of 70,595 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Mustang
537 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 90,763 listings starting at $1,599
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 31,195 listings starting at $369
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 30,260 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 79,677 listings starting at $500

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Honda Civic Coupe EX For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 189 listings starting at $12,495
2014 Honda Civic Coupe EX For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 262 listings starting at $11,702
2013 Honda Civic Coupe EX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 96 listings starting at $8,951

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.