Honda civic 1995

Dshan Jones

Asked by Feb 11, 2016 at 05:58 PM about the 1995 Honda Civic DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Okay so here we go , my names dshan and I just
bought a Honda civic 1995 last week on Friday .
the car started to drive really good . no problems at
all . until this week. I noticed the gas was going a
lot faster , when I started the car the next morning .  
I shrug it off and put more in the tank . 2 days later
still experiencing the same problem . the day after I
noticed the acceleration was getting weaker and
weaker and the battery light turns on . later rhat
day i buy a new battery nd install the best i can
...the next day i start it the battery light is still on
but i continue driving and all of a sudden I feel a
sharp jerk and the car starts putting with the
engine check light on ... I'm going 5mph and the
car suddenly shuts down . the car won't start w/o a
jump and I only get 5 mins down the road to
experience the same shut down . the engine light is
on , the battery light is on . I have a brand new
battery but still having the same problem .

13 Answers


Sounds like there are two things going on. You might want to check to see if the gas tank has a crack in it, or if there is any fluid leaking on the driveway. As for the car shutting down, it could be the engine or alternator. If you can get the vehicle to your nearest auto parts store. Just ask at the counter if they could read the codes on your vehicle. They have a OBD II Scanner that connects to your vehicle. They will do this free of charge.


Start with checking the alternator to make sure it's charging properly. Fuel pump is electric and will not work if the alternator isn't working

Dshan Jones

Okay thanks man that sounds great ! And do you know how much a alternator would run me ? And my grand pop has a scanner bout 7 miles away . but I don't think I'm going to make it w/o having a jump that's the problem. Scary feeling man. So crack in gas tank or leaking fluid anywhere right ? And engine or alternator ?

Dshan Jones

I was thinking the alternator as well ! But people having been throwing a lot of things at me ....

Dshan Jones

How do I check to make sure its charging properly ?

Dshan Jones

The car doesn't turn on at all . the lights and everything comes on but the car doesn't . I noticed the lights getting dimmer as well even tho the car isn't started but has a brand new battery . what's up with that !!??


Its your puttn one n my honda right now....thats what the battery light is telling u...that u r runnin the battery low...ur alternator is failing to charge it back. If it was ur battery...u wouldn't get any would just b dead. Good luck.


I have a battery charger and have been charging mine for a few days til i can afford an alternator. Ur battery will charge back up and last a lil while. But anything u the battery...heater when u r almost out of battery....ur gages will all stop workin, lights slowly go power when u mash the gas. Ur alternator chArges ur battery.

Dshan Jones

Thanks everybody I really appreciate it ! Does anybody know how much it would cost total


These guys are right, sounds like an alternator issue. Your new battery will charge up just fine, while driving you are just running off of battery juice until it shuts down. The computer in there is an OBD1.


The alternator rebuilt goes anywhere from $85 to $130.

Dshan Jones

Does the alternator have to have a core charge built in ???


Usually not.

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