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Alternator ground wire location for 1988 240 DL

I just replaced my 240 alternator...the old alternator had a green wire from the alternator case bolt that was cut and I cannot find where it led to for ground completion...my new alternator will not charge because it is not grounded...how can I complete the ground...any ideas...Thanks,

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    I have a 88 volvo 740 4 cyl fuel injected and the altenator is not charging the battery so I placed it. I drove it for 30 minutes and the motor started to loose idle and died. This is what happened the first time. My brother charged the battery as I waited for the new alt and It did the same thing. I checked with a volt meter and the new altenator isnt charging either. Please help. Rhonda

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Check the ground to the alternator...clean up any rust & the alternator belt may need to be tightened... also make sure to use only bosch or volvo parts!!!

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