2002 Honda CRV 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 133k miles
Battery lamp is illuminated on dash along with SIR. Battery was dead. Started after recharge. Battery lamp & SIR will intermittently go out when driving. Stopped the car (engine runnng) and the battery lamp re-lit with SIR lamp. Put volt meter on battery. Output when running is 18.4 volts. Acid is bubbling from battery. When car is tuned off, there is a large drain on the battery. Am I correct to assume that the internal voltage regulator in the alternator is bad?
I'm told that the car has an Electronic Load Detector or (ELD) in the under-hood fuse box. Does that also control alternator output? Where can I find a walk-through if I have to change out the alternator?Thanks in advance for any guidance.
Monday, February 8th, 2010 AT 12:13 PM