Battery light came on and off and then car died??

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by adf, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. adf

    adf Guest

    Can anyone help me out please

    Car: 1991 Honda Accord Wagon

    Problem: Car was running this morning but as I was reversing from the
    driveway the car simply died

    1) I have been seeing the battery light go on and off for the past week
    while driving. However, the lights, horn all are still working.
    2) The alarm of the car comes on and I was not even able to turn it off with
    my keys. Jiggled battery wire and finally it turned off
    3) One month back the MAIN fuse was replaced because the car suddenly died
    while driving

    I can no longer start this car. Alarm comes on and goes off. Lights, horn
    all working. Sometimes it make some noise like a fan running on the left
    side under the wood while I am trying to start.

    What could be the problem. Please help!
    adf, Feb 9, 2006
  2. adf

    Elle Guest

    Hard to say where the very best place to start is here, though I'd narrow it
    to either a battery, alternator, or a distributor problem for initial

    Check all connections to the battery. Clean off corrosion etc. debris at the
    terminals with water and a little baking soda. Check the battery voltage,
    with a multimeter. It reads... ? Just because the headlights work does not
    mean the battery is working properly. How old is the battery, in miles and

    That it ran briefly but then died makes me think it's not the battery;
    still, with all the symptoms you give, something seems not right with the
    Elle, Feb 9, 2006
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