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Idiot lights on while driving, now won't start.

I am driving a 1984 Volvo 240 Wagon. The idiot lights (SOND, alternator, parking brake, brake failure) came on while driving. My dashboard lights dimmed as well as headlights and brights. The stereo power went out for a quick second then immediately came back on. Also on the same trip, I had a loud schreeching noise while driving between the first 20-30 meters after stopping. Made it to my destination but now car will not start. Tried a jump start which was sucessful, but once the engine was turned back off, will not start.

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  • chelsea_dawn Jan 23, 2009

    So the belt tension is also causing my car not to start?

  • chelsea_dawn Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks alot dude, you rock. That makes perfect sense, what a relief.


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You need to Check the Tension on the Belt. If this is Even a Little loose it will Cause this Problem and these Dummy Lights.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 23, 2009

    It is Draining the Battery While you are Driving Causing the No Start Problem. It is not allowing the Alternator to Recharge the Battery.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 23, 2009

    No Problem Bro! Happy to Help!


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