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IMA has been dead...

IMA has been dead for 3 years...works intermittently. But my 12v battery is not charging unless I jump it....then it works fine until the next morning. No parasitic drain based on meter readings (6 mV).

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

Yes, good to go according to auto parts store guys. no leaking.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Honda?

2007 Honda Civic hybrid

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Civic Hybrid yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. Replaced both battery terminals, cleaned the posts. Checked for parasitic drain. Had battery checked buy autoparts store using proper equipment.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The nearly dead 12v battery only occurs in the morning. at some point, it starts charging during the day.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Honda
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Mechanic for Honda: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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Mechanic for Honda: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

You said they tested the battery with proper equipment? Was it a hand held tester or an AVR tester on stands? Trust me on this when an automotive battery sits too long the plats sulfate and are weakened and will not hold a proper charge so I would replace the battery.

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Mechanic for Honda: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

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