Honda Civic/Acura Integra

since 1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

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+ Cars of the Honda Civic and Acura Integra brand
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Cooling system and heating
+ Power supply system and release
- Engine electric equipment
   Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
   Check of a state and replacement of the battery
   Check of a state and replacement of wires of the battery
   System of ignition - the general information
   Check of functioning of system of ignition
   Check of a state and replacement of the coil of ignition
   Check of serviceability of functioning and replacement of the module of management of ignition (ICM)
   Removal and installation of the distributor of ignition
   Check of installation and adjustment of a corner of an advancing of ignition
   System of a charge - the general information and precautionary measures
   Check of a condition of system of a charge
   Removal and installation of the generator
   Replacement of the regulator of tension and brushes of the generator
   System of start - the general information and precautionary measures
   Check of serviceability of functioning of a starter on the car (in situ)
   Removal and installation of a starter
   Removal and installation of the traction relay
+ Control systems of the engine
+ Gear shifting box
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

System of a charge – the general information and precautionary measures

General information

The generator of alternating current which is built in it tension regulator, the charge level indicator, the rechargeable battery, a protective fusible insert and the electrical wiring connecting the listed components is among components of system of a charge. The system of a charge provides giving of electric food to system of ignition, lighting and alarm fixtures, the radio receiver and other consumers of the electric power. The generator is put in action by the belt drive from a pulley of a bent shaft and is installed in a forward part of the engine. Additional information on electric connections of components of system of a charge can be gathered from schemes of electric connections (see the Head Onboard electric equipment).

The electronic control unit (ECU), depending on the current values of input parameters (engine turns, speed of the movement of the car, temperature of cooling liquid, the number of the included consumers of the electric power and temperature of the soaked-up air), issues the command for adjustment of size of tension developed by the generator. The main task of system is minimization of load of the vehicle engine.

Problem of the regulator of tension is restriction of tension developed by the generator in the set limits. The regulator prevents the overloads of contours and the other unpleasant phenomena connected with power surges.

The system of a charge does not need regular service. Nevertheless, it is necessary to check periodically a condition of a driving belt of the generator, battery, an electrical wiring and its terminal connections (see the Head Routine maintenance).

The control lamp which is built in in an instrument guard quickly joins at turn of the ignition key in position of ON. Right after implementation of start of the engine the lamp has to go out. The refusal of a lamp of switching off testifies to malfunctions in system of a charge. On some models in an instrument guard the voltmeter allowing the driver in time to trace deviations of onboard tension from norm in addition is installed. At a release of indications of the voltmeter out of limits of admissible range it is necessary to make check of system of a charge.

The fusible insert represents the short piece of the wire placed in isolation which is built in in the main braid of an electrical wiring of a motive compartment. Total section of a vein of the conductor of an insert several times is less than at an electrical wiring of a chain in which it is included that guarantees reliable protection of the last against an overload.

Precautionary measures

When joining terminal connections of electric chains of the cars equipped with the generator of alternating current it is necessary to observe special precautionary measures:

   a) At connection of an electrical wiring of the battery do not allow polarity violation to the generator at all;
   b) Before applying arc welding at body repair disconnect an electrical wiring from plugs of the generator and the rechargeable battery;
   c) You do not make start of the engine at the charger connected to the battery at all;
   d) Always, before making battery charging from the external power supply, disconnect from it wires (at first negative);
   e) Try not to allow hit of hands, hair and free parts of clothes in contact with the rotating driving belt of the generator during made at the working engine of checks;
   f) As the generator is connected directly to the battery, its overloads and short circuits are capable to cause ignition of an electrical wiring and to be a cause of the fire;
   g) Before starting steam cleaning of a motive compartment wrap the generator in a plastic bag which then should be fixed by rubber bandages reliably.