Due to being a 6 speed manual, I was unable to get a car start installed from factory so Honda recommended I get it installed at Custom Auto approx. 4 yrs ago. A little over a year ago, I replaced the battery because you couldn’t run accessories for 5 minutes without a dead battery. Then 2 months ago, my alternator went. I was driving home from work when my dash lit up warning me my charging system failed.
Unable to get a brand new Honda alternator for less than $500 and `2wks wait, I opted to put a second hand alternator in. Shortly before my alternator died, I noticed “sputtering” so I got my spark plugs and wires changed but that didn’t seem to completely resolve the problem; have no idea if that was related to my charging issues and wasn’t my plugs and wires after all?
SO…Now, my car is back to dying. It started with only being dead if I used my accessories mode at all, then it went to being dead in the morning, and now it seems to be if I have my car shut off for any length of time, I need a boost.
Is there anyway my after market auto start can be screwing up my alternator and battery? Is my alternator bad and that is what keeps draining my battery?