1997 Honda City Repair Question
After the car runs for a bit, the dash indicator lights and head lights begin to flash slightly, dies, can't find a ground short anywhere.
Start at the battery. Make sure everything is clean and tight. Check at the starter too. It sounds like you have a bad ground. If the alternator was bad, the lights would most likely not flicker. One other thought. There is a fuseable link between the alt and the battery. Check to make sure it isn't damaged.
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The most common ground failure would be between the battery negative terminal and the transmission.
With engine running, check the charging rate. Ensure the voltage between the alternator the main post and ground are similar to between the battery terminals. A bad connection between the alternator and battery or fuse would not allow the the battery to be charged.
Rebuilt alternators are known to be bad as well so do not rule that out.
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Thanks for the ideas, we'll try those tonight and let you know.
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