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1994 Honda Passport
11-12-2007, 02:41 PM
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1994 Honda Passport
I have a 1994 Honda Passport and while letting it run to charge up the batttery it just shuts off. I've had it to a mechanic and they can't seem to find the problem.
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11-12-2007, 04:04 PM
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RE: 1994 Honda Passport
Why were you letting it run to charge the battery? Was the battery dead? If so why? What is the resent history on the vehicle?

Cary Joe York
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11-12-2007, 07:02 PM
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RE: 1994 Honda Passport
CaryJoeYork Wrote:Why were you letting it run to charge the battery? Was the battery dead? If so why? What is the resent history on the vehicle?

Yes the battery was dead from letting it sit and not driving it. I hooked it up to charger for about an hour and then let it sit and run while I vacumed it out. I don't know the recent history of the vehicle. I bought it about 5 years ago and haven't had any problems with it until now.
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11-12-2007, 11:43 PM
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RE: 1994 Honda Passport
Good chance the charging system is not up to snuff and it shuts off from low voltage, but you'd need to check the system while running to find that out.

Try charging the battery for another hour and see if it will start. Put a volt meter on the battery and it should be over 13 volts and heading closer to 14 volts while running. If the voltage is not going up you probably need to replace the alternator.

Rupe
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11-13-2007, 04:39 AM
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RE: 1994 Honda Passport
Rupe Wrote:Good chance the charging system is not up to snuff and it shuts off from low voltage, but you'd need to check the system while running to find that out.

Try charging the battery for another hour and see if it will start. Put a volt meter on the battery and it should be over 13 volts and heading closer to 14 volts while running. If the voltage is not going up you probably need to replace the alternator.

Rupe

Ok thanks, I'll give this a try
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11-13-2007, 02:53 PM
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RE: 1994 Honda Passport
If the battery will not hold a charge, you may have to replace the battery and then check charging system.

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11-14-2007, 05:26 PM
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CaryJoeYork Wrote:If the battery will not hold a charge, you may have to replace the battery and then check charging system.

The battery is holding a charge of 14. Alternator has checked out ok. After letting it sit and run for about 20 minutes, it just quit again. Now what?
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11-14-2007, 10:16 PM
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RE: 1994 Honda Passport
What is the battery voltage when it quits?

When it quits can you crank it over and attempt to start it again or is the battery not strong enough? (at 3-4 years old it may be part of the problem)

What is the battery voltage when cranking?

Do you have spark while cranking? (after it quits)

What happens if you add a small shot of starting fluid?

Just trying to get more pieces of the puzzle here.

Rupe
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