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i was driving on the highway with my lights on listening to music and all of a sudden the music cut out. then i looked at the tach and it said 0 rpm. so i thought the car was killed. i tried to restart it and turns out the car was still running. then i noticed the speedometer was going crazy, and my odometer had stopped working? i turned off the headlights and got back the stereo and speedometer, then i put it on running lights and i lost the stereo and the speedometer started going crazy again. i got the car home and turned it off and started it again and it sounded like the battery was struggling, but it did start. turned it off again and did the same thing, battery still sounded like it was struggling.

i'm so confused i don't know where to start looking for problems. any ideas?
i need to drive home tonight (2.5 hours drive) and i need to know if the car is safe to drive or not.

oh man, its gonna be a long night.

-AJ-
 

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engine grounds are ok.
charging volts are 9.66 and decreased as the engine was running.
good thing i left my haynes manual at home
 

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wow good thing honda buried the alternator underneath the intake manifold, anyone have an estimate of how much an alternator job costs at a dealer?
 

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are your kidding me, just remove the left wheel, then remove the axle on that one side. Remove the top 12mm and the bottom 14 or 12mm. Unplug it and reinstall. DONE! I just saved you money. :)
 

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^^^^^ rookie!

why remove the axle?????
 

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i don't know what car are we talking about? Most you can't slide it between the rear crossmember and axle. It gets in the way. What do you do?
 

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turn the steering wheel to gain clearance......
 

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lol thanks for the advice. damn wheels, always get in the way.
i'll give it a shot tomorrrow.
 

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i don't know what car are we talking about? Most you can't slide it between the rear crossmember and axle. It gets in the way. What do you do?
i've taken mine out the top everytime i've done it.
 
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