Hi, I have a Civic 97 that I purchased use 2 years ago. I know it does not run on the OEM battery, I assume it has been replace once and now it's about time to get a new battery, but I am not sure. Here is what happens:
the car starts fine most of the time. Even two weeks ago when it was very cold, it started fine. Sometimes though, it hesitates, the starter turns the engine just fine (it seems) but it takes 5-6 seconds for the engine to start, usually it takes ~2 seconds.
Last night it did it again, this time it looks like everything went dead, I couldn't even hear the starter turning, I though Oh Boy, and when I was about to give up, the engine started and then it run just fine all the way home. This morning I measure the voltage BEFORE starting the engine, 12.64 V, then with engine running 14.57 V. I am no battery expert, but a quick search on the net seems to indicate the battery it not dead yet.
What other test shall I do? I will probably go in the weekend to one of those places that sell (and test batteries), but anything else I should try tomorrow morning or evening?
yes, I should open the hood and look at the manufacturing date on the battery, but in the morning I am usually late, and in the evening it is dark. So I have to wait till Saturday for that. Or I should get a Flashlight, after all this is what the forum is all about!