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My dads car has been going dead he put an alternator on it. drove it to work 30 miles away and he had to get a jump. 1989 volvo 240

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Hi angelakelly

Bad battery
The best way to check a battery is to put it on charge (10-15 amps overnight) and then check it with a hydrometer.

The hydrometer measures the specific gravity of the Battery which is an indication of the amount of acid in the liquid.

Batteries are a limited life item. If the hydrometer reading is low (after an overnight charge) this means the battery needs to be replaced.You can get a hydrometer at any walmart or auto parts store, They are only about $5.

Good luck Loringh PS Please leavr a rating if appropriate

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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