Has anyone had to replace the alternator on the first generation CRV yet?

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Headknocker via CarKB.com, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Just wondering. I have 145,000 miles on my '98 V and I'm starting to worry
    about the alternator stranding me in the middle of nowhere.

    The alternator on my '88 Accord died at the 168,000 mile mark so I'm kinda
    using that as a guideline.

    Headknocker via CarKB.com, Oct 6, 2006
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    L Alpert Guest

    You could always carry a spare and a couple of wrenches and a flashlight.
    Of course, once you do that, what about the fuel pump?
    L Alpert, Oct 6, 2006
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    duckbill Guest

    I think you would be smart to change the brushes or the alternator before
    you get a failure. Of course if you're only taking relatively short trips
    you could make it home on battery power. I changed the brushes on my
    daughter's 95 civic at 150,000 miles without removing the alternator. One
    of the brushes was at the min wear limit. That car currently has almost
    198,000 miles.
    duckbill, Oct 7, 2006
  4. Thanks. I was thinking the same thing...just replace the brushes.

    I replaced the WP earlier in the year so I won't have that to worry about
    for the forseeable future.

    Headknocker via CarKB.com, Oct 9, 2006
  5. Duh, I meant to say that I replaced the fuel pump earlier in the year :) I
    replaced the WP a little over a year ago
    during the timing belt job.
    Headknocker via CarKB.com, Oct 10, 2006
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