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Old 02-28-2008, 04:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Whoop's Wheels - '89 Honda Civic Wagovan
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My first guess is the alternator. If you have a Voltmeter, it should read around 12, when the car is not running and it should pick up to 13.5 volts+ when the car is running.

On the serpentine, on my 98 Chrysler it has a tensioner pulley. You have to use a long 15mm box wrench to release the tension. Their should be a belt route diagram, under the hood. If their isn't, then draw yourself one, before you remove the belt. Once you have the belt off, their are two bolts, mounting the alternator to the brackets. Their are a couple of nut's to remove, attaching the wires to the alternator. Be sure to remove the positive battery cable, before you start, sou can't short out anything.
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