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1991 volvo electrical problem

I have a 1991 volvo 240, my check engine light came i thought it was probibly fluidlevels, I had the oil changed and fluids check but the light was stil on and then a tiny puff of smoke came from under the hood; the next day it stopped dead. When you turn the key every thing lights up but you get absolutely nothing , no sound no cranking noise.

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When did you change the timing belt last? Have you checked to be sure the cable from battery plus terminal is secure and tight as it runs to the starter? I would check the battery cables - if the starting current is too high and the cable is corroded or loose, the starter solenoid and starter motor might not be getting any current. I run a heavy duty battery jumper cable from the positive battery terminal direct to the positive starter terminal. If the starter turns, the problem is in the electrical connection in between. Another idea - there are fusible links under the hood designed to blow when overloaded. One of these might be out.

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