symptoms of bad alternator

Asked by Jan 05, 2015 at 07:04 AM about the 1998 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery light flickers now and then and a whining sound when starting my car

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That's one of them. Check the voltage on the battery with the engine running, probe with a multimeter, should be around 14V.

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Take the positive battery cable off. If the engine still runs. It's NOT the alternator and may be the battery. Good Luck

Thank you very much Mark, will do. Light hasnt flickered in the last couple days, thanx again

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