2007 Honda Civic Hybrid IMA battery recal problems
My 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid experiencing 4 battery recal (re-calibration)
events in just ~12 miles of normal (actually pretty conservative) driving
conditions. Clearly the battery is heavily deteriorated and at the end of
its life cycle. It only operates "normally" at near full State of Charge.
At the end of the video I dogged on it a little bit (maybe 60-70% throttle,
not even WOT) to see how much SOC it lost in one hard acceleration. It
wouldn't even go into AutoStop or give more than 2 bars of assist after
that hard acceleration.
Re-calibrations occur at:
Honda Civic Hybrid - Dreaded IMA Battery Light - DIY replace of 12v battery for first Journal Entry
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We bought the car used in 2011. 12 months and 14k miles later the IMA light
has turned on. Panic? Nope, just going to replace the 12v battery with a
Costco Kirkland one to start with and go from there. I'll post some videos
on our process and findings. Stay tuned...
Initial IMA light at 107k and so far car now has 120k with no reduction in
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Prius Synergy Drive Full Tear down
In this Video we tear into a 2nd Gen Prius Transmission part by part and
do our best to explain what everything is.
We are by no means experts in this so please feel free to comment below on
things we may have missed.
And before you ask, All parts in this video already have homes in new
projects, so nothing is for sale, sorry.
2003 Honda civic hybrid IMA
2003 civic hybrid that has check engine light on and IMA light on. Will
operate in gas only and as you can see here at night it will run in hybrid
(when it wants). I swear it has a mind of its own!
Civic HEV IMA Battery
Do not try to do anything you see in this video unless you are already a
trained professional. This battery pack has the potential to kill you and
cause property damage in a number of ways.
Honda and Panasonic did an excellent job in this well thought out design
and build of a battery pack. This just a basic overview of some of the
clever things that were done in this gen-1 2004 model year Honda Civic HEV
IMA battery pack. The pack has 120 cells that are welded into 20 subpack
sticks of 6 cells each. The cells were rated by Panasonic for 6Ah. The
Battery pack was used to power the ~15 kW IMA motor in the Gen-1 Civic HEV
Considering that this battery technology is from the late 1990's it has
impressive performance for its time, especially the power Watts per unit of
vehicle space ... W / L.
About ~40 Wh / kg ... ~119 Wh / L ... ~691 W / kg ... ~2,232 W / L.
It was discharged at up to a ~18.8C rate in the Gen-1 HEV Civic.
Of course battery technology has today come a long way sense the late
1990's... but that's a different topic.
Honda Hybrids Explained
An explanation of Honda's Hybrid system -- Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). A
detailed insight into how Honda's Hybrid vehicles work.
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65 + MPG Non-Hybrid Honda Civic ( Backyard Mechanic DIY )
My 93' Honda Civic VX routinely sees tanks over 70 mpg during summer.
Here's how I do it!
Open Gauge (MPGUINO)
Gassavers Fuel Log:
See also my video about driving the VX:
Hybrid Car Electrical Problems
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows a VERY serious
electrical problem many older Toyota Priuses have. And, If you like my car
help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10
AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it
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don’t miss them.