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2001 major electrical problems

I have a 2001 civic with unknown miles on it. Shortly after getting it the gauge cluster on the car started to intermittently not function. I talked to a garage and they told me that the gauge cluster was faulty. No problA em for me as I could fill it up once a week and use my gps as a speedometer.


I never did get it fixed and probably 20000 miles ago the car melted the ecu. I then had the dealer replace the computer, alternator, and engine to radiator support ground wire. I drove the car that way with the gauge cluster still malfunctioning for around 10000 miles and yesterday the new computer failed as well.


I'm wondering if there is a known cause for this problem. I have found other similar cases on google yet I haven't found a known solution to this problem.


I don't want to send the car to a scrap yard because it does have a new timing belt and alternator in it.
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Re: 2001 major electrical problems

Yes, on 01-05 improperly tightened alternator bolts will cause this exact problem (not the cluster though, they just die)

Maybe from the belt change.
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Re: 2001 major electrical problems

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the car melted the ecu.

and yesterday the new computer failed as well.
Alternator bolts not tightened correctly is the common cause.....or maaaybe engine and trans ground cable problems.
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