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1994 Honda Civic Question: My car hesitates upon acceleration in 1st and 2nd gear & battery light comes on.

 

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sheila marie, Kill Devil Hills, NC, March 22, 2014, 10:56
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I checked altntr by startin engine and removing pos battery cable and engine did not die.

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    asksteevies March 22, 2014, 12:05
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    check volts 14.0 at battery,if no 14.0 volt ,bad alt..

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    ziptie12 March 22, 2014, 17:09
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    CHARGE battery (out of or disconnected) and THEN check voltage while running ABOUT 13 volts MINIMUM at idle with loads on , and then raise to 2000 RPMs and check for higher voltage , up to 14.5 volts (with ALL loads OFF) DON'T waste time guessing on an alternator , with a battery that's not fully charged , you will not get correct readings.

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