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I have a 2003 Honda Civic electric/gas hybrid that has a bad alternator. I cannot find an alternator anywhere on line. It’s a 1.3L

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery? Do you hear a clicking when you try and start the car?

I had it checked

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I can’t find the alternator for this vehicle.

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Mechanic for Honda: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 6 months ago
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HI,

Ok, the hybrid does not have an alternator. It uses an IMA motor that acts as a generator on deceleration. The IMA motor is connected directly to the engine crankshaft, between the engine and the transmission.

To replace it, you will have to pull the transmission.

You can get them on Ebay for around $150-$200

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