Symptoms Of A Bad Alternator

The most common symptom of a bad alternator are:

  1. 1

    The Charge Light (also known as the Battery Light) will be shining nice and bright on your instrument cluster.

  2. 2

    Whenever you turn on the headlights (night driving), they glow very dim.

  3. 3

    The car won't crank, but when someone helps you to jump start it, your Honda vehicle easily starts.

  4. 4

    You have to constantly charge the battery or get jump starts after which the vehicle only runs for a few minutes and stalls.

Related Test Articles

Honda vehicles are some of the easiest vehicles to work on, I know, my brother has owned one since 1991 (with 300,000 miles on the original engine and transaxle and still running great!) and I've worked on it quite a bit (in all fairness it's all been mostly maintenance) and not to mention that I also work on them as a professional automotive repair technician. If you want to see/read some of the other articles I've written about these cars in this web site, you can click here: 2.2L, 2.3L Index of Honda Test Articles.

Here's a sample of the articles you'll find in the index of tutorials:

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Honda Vehicles:

  • Accord 2.2L, 2.3L
    • 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Odyssey (EX LX) 2.2L
    • 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Prelude 2.2L
    • 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

Acura Vehicles:

  • CL 2.2L
    • 1997, 1998, 1999

Isuzu Vehicles:

  • Oasis 2.2L
    • 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999