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Old 09-21-2018, 01:45 PM
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It all began a few weeks ago. My car started to lurch and had a loss of power while driving. I scanned a few forums and most items I found stated that my battery might bad. I replaced the battery, took it to an autozone and was told battery and alternator were testing fine.

About a week later (3weeks ago) my battery light, door sensor, and (emergency) brake light all came on. They wouldn't go away. I took it autozone immediately and they said my alternator failed hard. The day after (about 2 weeks ago) I replaced the alternator. Here comes the fun. The lights go on intermittently. If I'm braking, my RPM's are under 1500 I've noticed a frequent occurrence. Its still not every time. It goes away: When my RPMS go above 1500, if i try and roll up or down my windows, change the gear I'm in (from drive to park) or if I'm sitting at a light long enough they will flash/flicker and then go away on their own.

I'm not super technically savvy, but I'm hoping someone can help me? Please let me know if you have any questions that might help figure out the issue!
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:15 PM
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I'd have your alternator retested. The number of out of the box failures from rebuilt alternators from AutoZone is uncomfortably high, IMHO.
 
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I'm with shipo. All the signs point to alternator. AutoZone sucks with replacements.
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:06 PM
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I had it replaced at the dealership I work at (not Honda) so it might just be I got a junky alternator?
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:30 PM
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I had it replaced at the dealership I work at (not Honda) so it might just be I got a junky alternator?
Certainly worth considering; out of the box failures for new parts is fairly common.
 
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:47 PM
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Just talked to my service department. They are gonna take another look on Tuesday. I will update after that. Thanks Shipo
 
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:32 PM
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*** Update *** After getting 'someone more qualified' to look at my alternator. they stated it was a bad part. Going to re-install a diff new one today. Thanks for your help! Also for your added amusement I have included a terrible photo of my tires. Which lead me to have to spend $350 on 4 new tires and an alignment. *sigh* I had no clue they were this bad. whoops


 
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:05 AM
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Well, its still doing the same issues. No clue what could be wrong. I'm going to try and attach a video through you tube.
 

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Have the ground points been checked and sanded?
 
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:40 PM
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If you are talking about the battery they did when they replaced it 2 weeks ago.
 
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