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Honda mechanics?

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by justhorsinaround, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Or maybe one of y'all can help. I don't wanna start throwin parts at Jenn's Civic so I'm hopin......

    Anything that involves electricity (except the motor) is surging i.e. the lights and the air conditioning etc.

    Does anyone have any thoughts or maybe someone they trust to maybe throw on a diagnostic type machine in the Northish Phoenix area?

    Maybe you Nick?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
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    PM Bo (INTERCEPTOR). He is a mechanic for Ralph Schomp Honda in Denver. He might be able to help you.
     
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    Asto auto. 19th ave just south of glendale. They do it all and great work too.

    Have you tried a voltometer.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Sounds like alternator voltage is not stable. That's the first thing I would check. AZ and the like have testers and can check it out in about 60 seconds...
     
  5. justhorsinaround

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    Yea I was thinkin about borrowin my uncles ammeter but he's like 15 miles away. Yea I know waa, waa, waa.

    The other thing is the battery is full of charge.

    Could the alternator/regulator be surging but still be keeping the battery charged?

    I'll call and or PM those aforementioned folks on the morrow.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    The battery may be getting full charge but the regulator might be "waiting" for a heavy drop before it kicks the alt into gear. With AC, radio, computer, and EFI all running you might be getting those kicks often.

    Just my .02
     
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    Depending on the rate and amplitude of the surge/pulse and rpm sensitivity, it could be regulator, rectifier, open/intermitent field/coil, etc. But I'm betting it's the alternator.
     
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    Also put a power cap on the amplifier for the boom boom system :D
     

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