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Ek with a 97 itr swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by SiLenTSpeeDEk9, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. SiLenTSpeeDEk9

    SiLenTSpeeDEk9 Junior Member

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    I just did a 97 itr motor swap in my ek a few weeks ago and i everything seems to be running fine except for the fact that when i drive at night all my lights dim off and on like there is a loose connection. I asked the shop who did the swap and they said that it is a common problem with their ek swaps. I checked the voltage while driving and the alternator stops and starts charging off and on. Does anyone know what it might be? or has anyone had the same problem? :huh:
     
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    TWAN Senior Member

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    It shouldnt start and stop charging, it should mantain between 12.75-13 volts consistantly.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    sounds like theres something wrong with the alternator or the wiring to it

    that is definatly not "normal"
     
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    TWAN Senior Member

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    Go to your local acura/honda dealer and ask to look at the ETM for your car, if they let you, then you can see exactly which wires do what. this book is like the bible for honda electrical problems
     
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    There should be 12.7-14.4 volts at all times while driving. I'de hook up a voltmeter to your battery and take it for a test drive under the same conditions your experiencing the problem. If the charging lamp is coming on when voltage drops then it is not your "I circuit". If it does drop below specs and the lamp doesn't turn on then check for an open or short to ground in this "I circuit". Also check your headlamp wires for a short to ground.
     
  6. SiLenTSpeeDEk9

    SiLenTSpeeDEk9 Junior Member

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    thanks i'll try that but where do i find this " I circuit"? :huh: Also my interior lights dim also .
     
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    The circuit will be running from the altenator to the instrument pannel, usualy it's the smaller of the 3 wires coming out of the altenator. It would probably be a good idea at this point to get a chiltons manual for a 92-95 civic/94-01 integra But first check if there is even a bulb in the instriment pannel, this may be the shops way to cover there tracks when they have a wiring or charging problem.
     
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