2007 Honda CRV won't hold a charge

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Nada Chance, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Nada Chance Guest

    The dealer is towing it in for the 3rd time today. If we go 2 or 3 days
    without driving the vehicle, the battery is low enough that it will not
    crank the engine. The first two times they found no problem and just
    charged the battery. The last time the dealer had it he checked for
    discharge and he replaced the battery.

    We have turned all the interior lights and everything off so it is not an
    open door. This is getting a little old.
    Nada Chance, Nov 26, 2007
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    Dan C Guest

    Obviously a bad alternator. Make sure they replace it.
    Dan C, Nov 26, 2007
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    Woody Guest

    Not necessarily a bad alternator. Any defective part in the electrical
    system could be causing the problem. Static current needs to be checked as
    well as the total charging system. Unfortunately Honda mechanics are parts
    replacers and do not know how to diagnose electrical systems. Also this
    problem has showed many times with third party attachments. Any audio,
    security systems etc installed? Very often a problem.
    Woody, Nov 26, 2007
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    Bruce Guest

    Every thing is honda installed. No add-ons.

    Bruce, Nov 26, 2007
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    Dan C Guest

    Yeah, yeah. It's a bad alternator. Bet on it.

    A: Because it destroys the logical flow of a thread of comments,
    and makes it difficult to keep up with a conversation.

    Q: Why do so many people object to top posting?

    A: Writing your reply to a message above what you are referring to
    rather than below it.

    Q: What is "top posting"?
    Dan C, Nov 27, 2007
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    Art Guest

    I like top posters. Otherwise I have to scroll down to read every message.
    Art, Nov 27, 2007
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    E Meyer Guest

    Don't know if its a problem on the '07, but on my '06 the light in the glove
    box does not always go off when the box is closed. It would take a pretty
    long time for that one little bulb to run down the battery, but it still
    might be worth a look.

    E Meyer, Nov 27, 2007
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    E Meyer Guest

    Me too. Not to mention the fact that every modern newsreader I have
    encountered in the past couple of years defaults to top posting for replies.

    I think it is simply a resurgence of the same anal retentive flaming that
    went on a decade ago when there were a few who still had their original
    teletype terminals and went ballistic whenever anyone didn't cut all the
    previous discussion in his comments.

    As far as the "A: Q: A: Q:" below. That is not top posting either. A top
    post expresses a new thought completely, but above the previous discussion.
    Think of it as a push down stack.

    E Meyer, Nov 27, 2007
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    Dan C Guest

    That's because you're an ignorant n00b, who knows nothing except what
    MicroSloth allows you to know.
    See above regarding ignorance, and add a dash of "clueless".

    Bugger off.
    Dan C, Nov 27, 2007
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    Dan C Guest

    See my response to the other ignoramus. It applies to you, also.
    Dan C, Nov 27, 2007
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    Frode Hansen Guest

    No, the power coupling on the negative axis has been polarized. Very
    common on CVR's.
    Frode Hansen, Nov 27, 2007
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    Dan C Guest

    The "power coupling on the negative axis", huh?

    Did you learn that at Space Camp, or at a Star Trekkie sleepover?
    Dan C, Nov 27, 2007
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    Woody Guest

    Typical bottom feeder. When someone doesn't agree with him he turns to trash
    mouth comments. Put them on the bottom so I don't have to read them.
    Top posting eliminates scrolling and also everyone has already read the
    below trash from previous posts and don't need to read it a second time'
    Woody, Nov 27, 2007
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    Seth Guest

    Same problem on my wife's '07 Odyssey. First time was when it was parked at
    the airport for 7 days during the summer. 2nd time was last week when we
    returned after only being gone 5 days.

    This morning my wife took it to the dealer and he said it was "normal".
    Service writer said the "higher demands of the ECU drain the battery

    Tomorrow I am going to call him and if he sticks to that story I'll call
    Honda regional and see what they have to say. The service writers answer
    basically translates to "if you drive an Odyssey, you can't go on vacation".
    Seth, Nov 27, 2007
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    Dan C Guest

    Typical Outhouse Excuse poster. Completely clueless, and stupid to boot.

    Dan C, Nov 27, 2007
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    Don R Guest

    The Dealership should be able to check the current draw on the battery with
    the ignition off by placing an ammeter between the negative battery cable
    and ground. They will be able to determine if the current draw observed is
    normal or not. If it's too high then they have to disconnect circuits by
    removing the fuses one at a time until they find the faulty one. If the draw
    is normal then I also would suspect the altenator. Just my two cents.
    Don R, Nov 27, 2007
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    E Meyer Guest

    I've been participating in this and other newsgroups for 12+ years and
    participating in PC systems and hardware design and computer design in
    general since 1969. If that makes me a n00b, then you must be pushing 80...

    I use a Mac. Haven't turned on the PC other that to use the obsolete
    scanner for 2 years now.
    Me bugger off? Who died and left you in charge? Bugger off yourself.
    E Meyer, Nov 27, 2007
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    What BS;if the car is OFF,the ECU is not doing anything.
    No "higher demands".
    Jim Yanik, Nov 27, 2007
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    Dave Kelsen Guest

    Jeez. If you've been around long enough to understand the benefits of
    bottom posting and/or interspersed posting, you should be able to grasp
    that you cannot educate or otherwise change the mind of those who don't
    or won't get it.

    Give it a rest.

    Dave Kelsen
    Dave Kelsen, Nov 27, 2007
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    Dan C Guest

    A: Because it destroys the logical flow of a thread of comments,
    and makes it difficult to keep up with a conversation.

    Q: Why do so many people object to top posting?

    A: Writing your reply to a message above what you are referring to
    rather than below it.

    Q: What is "top posting"?
    I didn't know MicroSloth made applications for the Mac. Either way,
    you're still under their thumb.
    Nobody "left" me in charge. I've always been in charge.

    Now, like I said, bugger off and STFU, boy.
    Dan C, Nov 28, 2007
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