Honda98 Passport 130.000 miles v-6

Tiny
CWALT69
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  • 1998 HONDA PASSPORT
I have a 98 Honda Pasport, and it has recently had brakes put on all the way around. Every once in awhile the brake indicator light, and the battery indicator light comes on together. The light stays on sometimes, and then other time if you turn off the car and turn it back on it goes away. The emergency brake is not on, and the battery had been checked. Any ideas what this means? Also, how do you fix windshield wiper switch? The Motor has been replaced, and worked awhile, but then didn't. It must be the switch? Please help.
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Monday, April 9th, 2007 AT 8:01 AM

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Tiny
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Engine is running fine and the idle is normal? Have you checked the brake fluid level and when you said that the brakes were replaced all the way around did that include replacing any master or slave units? I was considering a need for bleeding the system of air.

The battery light I would put at unrelated, but I could be wrong. It could be an early indication of an alternator problem. When it is on next time and while still lit, check the voltage to the battery. Do it while the light is on and the vehilce running. It should be over 14 volts anything in the 12 or less range and I would believe the alternator is failing or has failed.
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Monday, April 9th, 2007 AT 11:18 AM
Tiny
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Hello, Yes the brake fluid was checked. The back brake were bled, twice. The master cyclinder was not replaced. The car idles kind of rough, and the back brakes make a metallic sound. I will try that battery check. Would a bad alternator czuse the battery indicator light to go on? What are other symptoms of alternator issues? Car having trouble starting, etc? I am very frustrated with the brakes, and think that the place I went didn't do a good job. I have been to a second place regarding the brakes, and they didn't find anything wrong with them, they re-bled the air out. What can I do? I am a very frustrated mom!
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Monday, April 9th, 2007 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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Yes there is that chance the alternator is going out. That test that I told you to do should confirm the alternator failing.

The brakes could be an ABS issue. The Electronic Hydraulic Control Unit (EHCU) could be the problem. There is a check valve and this unit sends the pressure to each of the wheels to stop. I think the job at the wheels was not the issue or the installer was not at fault. However, they probably did not understand the entire system and could not diagnose the problem.
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Monday, April 9th, 2007 AT 4:02 PM

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