95 Honda civic the gauges drop out and battery light comes on and the motor dies shortly afterwards. Just replaced the battery and it worked just fine yesterday, but started doing it all over again.

Asked by Jul 22, 2013 at 02:29 AM about the 1995 Honda Civic EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Any ideas to want may be making my car do that?

1 Answer

Alternator is next step after new battery....but have it tested before just laying out money for a new/rebuilt alternator. It should give you at least 80 amps at idle at 12.5 to 13.5 Volts minimum. Depending on size/rating of alternator if they test it under full load it should produce 100 amps at 2000 rpm, minimum, preferably more but 80 idle 100 at 2000 rpm is acceptable. Turns out alternator is good? Check ground to frame/chassis/engine block and have all your OBD codes scanned...1995 may or may not have OBDII it became mandatory in 1996 but some '95's have it, hopefully yours does

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