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

Check of a state and replacement of wires of the battery


1. Regularly examine battery wires on all their length on existence of damages, cracks and progar of isolation, and also corrosion traces. Do not forget that violation of quality of electric connection of contact plugs is capable to lead to difficulties at start of the engine, and also to decrease in efficiency of its return.

2a. Check terminal clips of wires (see accompanying illustrations) for existence of cracks, losses of copper veins and traces of corrosion. Presence accumulated under the insulation layer near terminal tips of white powdery deposits speaks about development of corrosion and need of replacement of a wire. Check plugs of the battery and clips of fastening of tips of wires for them on existence of signs of deformation, weakening of bolts and traces of corrosion.

2b. The lower end of a negative wire of the battery is attached to car body metal.

2 pages. On the Integra models the grounding tire connecting the engine to a body is used.

2d. Wires of the battery have to be fixed in all provided intermediate clamps.

3. The negative wire is always disconnected from the battery first of all and connected in the last. Do not forget to disconnect a negative wire even in case only one positive is subject to replacement.
4. Take the wire which is subject to replacement with yourself in shop as an example. Extremely important factor is compliance of a design of clips of a wire to a form of connecting plugs on the car.

If the stereosystem established on the car is equipped with a security code before disconnecting the battery make sure that you have the correct combination for introduction of the equipment to action!

5. Disconnect from the battery old wires (at first negative), then "walk" on each of them till the opposite end and disconnect from the traction relay of a starter (positive) and plugs of grounding (negative). Try to remember routes of laying of both wires for the purpose of observance them at installation of new.

It is easy to distinguish wires from each other on color of isolation, always black at negative and red at positive. Besides, the positive wire usually has bigger section.

6. A wire brush smooth out a carving on connecting plugs of the traction relay and grounding. After removal of all traces of corrosion slightly grease carving rounds with acid-free vaseline for the purpose of prevention of development of corrosion further.
7. Connect a wire to the plug of the traction relay/weight and strongly tighten a fixing nut / bolt.
8. Before connecting a new wire to the plug of the battery make sure that it freely reaches it without excessive tension. Carefully smooth out battery plugs, then slightly grease them with acid-free vaseline.
9. First of all always connect to the battery a positive wire, then negative.