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Friend's Odyssey problem #4543671
10/15/17 12:51 AM
10/15/17 12:51 AM
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aquariuscsm Offline OP
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My friend has a 2001 Odyssey with around 230,000 miles. She experienced something a little weird with it the past couple of days. She'd gone to Walmart and pulled into the parking spot,turned off the engine,getting ready to get out,and the whole van went dead. No interior lights,dash lights,power windows,power locks,power doors,etc. Then it suddenly came back to life. This is the second time this has happened to her within a week. The battery looks pretty old,along with the terminals. I checked the terminal connection and they're good and tight,but are dirty. She had the alternator replaced about a month ago (some non-oem type installed by an indy shop). I'm hoping I can help her with it to avoid her having to take it to a shop.

Any ideas what made it do that?


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Re: Friend's Odyssey problem [Re: aquariuscsm] #4543706
10/15/17 03:17 AM
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Get the battery tested. Be prepared to buy a new one. Check all the electrical connections and fuses. That should be a good start.

Re: Friend's Odyssey problem [Re: aquariuscsm] #4543712
10/15/17 03:25 AM
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Sounds to me like a cable connection problem.

Re: Friend's Odyssey problem [Re: aquariuscsm] #4543752
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Two posts above should solve it.


Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: Friend's Odyssey problem [Re: aquariuscsm] #4543789
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Or, ground issue due to corrosion somewhere. Probably off of the battery cables.

Re: Friend's Odyssey problem [Re: aquariuscsm] #4543884
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aquariuscsm Offline OP
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Thanks all!! That's what I told her I suspected it was,battery,cables,or both,because both look ancient. I want to save her the trouble and expense of paying a shot to fix it.


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2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Friend's Odyssey problem [Re: aquariuscsm] #4543923
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Yeah, I bet the battery terminals are bad and/or the cables.


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Re: Friend's Odyssey problem [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4543927
10/15/17 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Yeah, I bet the battery terminals are bad and/or the cables.


Or ground?


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