I consider 15 years and 116k miles a normal time to start having to replace parts. You Honda guys get spoiled when all you have to do is put gas in and do normal maintenance1st....2006 Honda Accord. 2.4
Back story, 2 days ago I had to pull the intake to replace the starter. It was all good until today when I got the ck engine lite & battery lite. I checked running voltage at 12.2, 11.8 with headlights on. Just bought an alternator and wondering about the ck engine lite being attributed to it.
Car only has 116K on it, I bought it new.
Getting mad at everything going bad. 2 months ago it was an ignition switch.
If you have a multi-meter that can read amps, put that in line between the negative terminal and ground with the ground cable disconnected and the key off.Replaced alternator, same issue.
Checked for constant drain by using voltmeter between negative battery terminal and negative cable. Shows 11.1 volts !
So IF I'm correct, something is using up all my voltage. Anyone ever use this method of diagnosis?
Did that. It read 0.00.If you have a multi-meter that can read amps, put that in line between the negative terminal and ground with the ground cable disconnected and the key off.
Like this video...
Dang...that bites, but as "The Car Doctor" Ron Ananian says. NEW is short for Never Ever Worked....Did that. It read 0.00.
Just had new alternator checked. They said it's bad! Voltage regulator fails test.
Another new alternator on order.
Maybe, hopefully, this is the issue.
FYI to everyone:Did you check the connector under the manifold that I told you about? I’ve worked at a Honda dealer for 23 years and I know the cars inside and out. If you leave that disconnected it won’t charge and the light will be on. It charged fine before you took the intake manifold off right? You don’t have a draw you have low voltage because your car is Not charging. check the connector it attaches to the brace that goes from the manifold down to the block. I’ve seen this happen before. It’s gray.