I have a 2005 Honda Civic LX, a couple days ago the batter light started coming on. I took it to Les Schwab and they tested the batter and it was fine. Then we left and noticed that the battery light was only coming on at low RPM's, like when I pushed in the clutch to change gears. We took it to Les Schwab and had them check the alternator, they said it was running at 10 amps and should be at 14. Later the car died and we jump started it and then the car was fine for a whole day of driving, no battery light, it could idle and stay running, it was fine, thought it was fixed. Then it started again, battery light off and on, the engine light started coming on, it is currently dead. I called a mechanic and they said an alternator doesn't usually partially go out, it's all or nothing so if it's the alternator then the alternator wouldn't work at all. The car has recently been wrecked with some bumper and roof damage. What would you say the problem is?
have the same problem?
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 4:24 AM