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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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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

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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