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89 volvo 240 dl wagon stalls and will not even turnover

I had the alt checked they said it was i took the seven mounth old battey in and they said it was they replaced it.i installed the battery and reset the pcm brain.the car started right up.idrove the car for about 3 days 100miles. (it really started hard in the cold wheather).then i was driving and the car dies,wont even turn over. i get it jumped get home and dies in the drive way apx 1mile.and thats where im at.

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    Do the dash lights come on?Anything else you can tell me?



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If you can get it running again, get it to an electrical shop where they can test the charging system. If the alternator is still bad, it will continue draining the battery. If it won't run, pull the alternator and take it to a shop that can test it.

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