Honda Civic/Acura Integra

since 1994 of release

Repair and car operation

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


Check of a condition and replacement of wires of the battery


1. Regularly examine battery wires on all their length on existence of damages, cracks and прогаров 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 engine start, and also to decrease in efficiency of its return.

2a. Check terminal clips of wires (see accompanying illustrations) on existence of cracks, losses of copper veins and corrosion traces. Presence accumulated under the insulation layer near terminal tips of white poroshkoobrazny 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 on them on existence of signs of deformation, weakening of bolts and corrosion traces.

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

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

2d. Wires of the battery should 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 a wire subject to replacement with itself 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 have the correct combination for equipment introduction in action!

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

Wires are easy for distinguishing from each other on color of isolation, always black at negative and red at the 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 fixing a nut/bolt.
8. Before connecting a new wire to the plug of the battery make sure that it freely reaches it without an 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.