Question about 1984 Volvo 240 Series

1 Answer

1986 volvo DL wagon

Please help,
Iv'e replaced my alternater yesterday for the 4th time in 4yrs. Is this really just a " Volvo problem" if not, whats the likely cause. I remove and charge my Battery 2 times daily to get to work and home. otherwise i'll need a jump.
Please help.
Thx! Reuben

Posted by on

  • thumpr321 Jun 25, 2008

    thanks for feedback however I just checked and there's no alternater light. does this mean complete dash removal? I've had the car 4yrs and don't remember ever seeing one. please explain

    in simplest steps to follow.

    Thx alot!

    Reuben

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 702 Answers

When you place key into the ignition and turn to "on" position, do you see your alt. light come on? If not, this is the cause of the charging problem. The current has to flow through this light and back to battery to complete the circuit.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

  • Lee Quiroz
    Lee Quiroz Jun 26, 2008

    Sorry, I may have been incorrect by assuming that you had a charge indicator light on the dash. Do you have a multimeter to test for 12v.? If so, set to 12v. and touch the red lead to the main terminal of the alternator. If you show 14v. you know that the alternator is good. If you do show 14v, touch the pos. and neg. of the battery and see if you have 14v. there as well. If you do not have 14v. at the battery, run an 8ga. jumper from the alternator to the battery and see if you now have 14v at the battery. If you do, you have a problem with the circuit that runs from the alternator to the battery through the wiring harness. You can by pass by mounting the 8ga. from alternator to battery.

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

88 volvo 240 dl won't shift into 4th


This is common to the AW70 transmission when the rear bushing has been left very worn for a period of time. The rear shaft wear heavily on the main transmission housing causing the pressure not to build enough to engage the overdrive gear.

Apr 21, 2014 | 1988 Volvo 240

1 Answer

How Do I change the clutch on a 1986 240 Volvo station wagon?


You do not need a simple "solution" from an online forum. What you need is detailed service information. I would recommend spending the small fee (under $30/year) and subscribing to the service information for your vehicle at alldatadiy.com. There. you will find step-by-step instructions along with diagrams and lists of any special tools needed to complete the task.

Apr 08, 2012 | 1986 Volvo DL

1 Answer

Id the 1986 DL a wagon only or can be a sedan, trying t find used part - Driver side tailalight


The sedan and the wagon have completely different tail lights. I suggest Volvo Saab Recyclers in Rancho Cordova, CA. They ship anywhere.

Sep 19, 2011 | 1986 Volvo DL

2 Answers

Volvo wont run


it sounds like your throttle positioning sensor unplug it see what happens if nothing changes there you go.

Jul 02, 2009 | 1986 Volvo DL

1 Answer

No brake lights on 1986 Volvo 740 wagon


Replace your brake light switch,also just replace the brake light fuse,sometimes they can have an very small crack in it,they you cant see.

May 18, 2009 | 1986 Volvo 740

1 Answer

1986 Volvo 740 turbo station wagon headlight bulb replacement


U will have to play with it and move it back and forth and wiggle it at the same time, other than that I have no easy fix.

Nov 21, 2008 | 1986 Volvo 740

1 Answer

Hello Please Help Me


you can pick up a manual at a auto parts store for around 20 bucks. it has diagrams and schematics with step by step instructions for a multitude of problems and is a good investment. it will save you shop labor in the long run. please rate this thanks

Sep 11, 2008 | 1985 Volvo DL

1 Answer

1986 volvo 240 dl wagon


Down the side of the Engine where the Alternator is there should be a few wires.
1 goes to the oil pressure sensor
Another few wires go to the Alternator there are 2 circuits one is for charging which is a little thicker which is bolted under a nut & a few smaller wires which do 2 things.There is a low current circuit that applies 12v to one side of the battery lamp on the dash & when the enging is running this 12v is on the lamp & the 12v from the battery is on the other side so the lamp is out .
If the alternater isn't turning 0 volts is coming from the alternator & the Battery lamp is on.
These smaller diameter wires are important for the monitoring & charging the battery.
If you can't get the battery lamp & other monitoring lamps on the dash to illuminate when turning the key around to run not start your going to have battery charging problems.
I suggest you check the black plastic insulation carring these wires in them may be cracked or broken.
I own a few 240 series volvo's & I think I have had just about every electrical problem possible.

Jun 25, 2008 | 1984 Volvo 240 Series

1 Answer

1986 volvo wagon DL charging system in Arizona heat


you have a power drain somewher.
unplug your battery " positive " , wait a few seconds.
put the connector back to the battery and see if it sparks, if it does there is something shorted out and draining your power. probably your alternator was good.
if there is no sparks thencould be your voltage regulator or your battery.
let me kniow

Jun 25, 2008 | 1984 Volvo 240 Series

1 Answer

1986 Volvo 240 DL alternater


Reuben, did you recieve my last email about trouble shooting your problem? I sent it a while back but I'm not sure if you received it because it doesn't show on the site here. Let me know so I can re-send. Thanks

Jun 25, 2008 | 1984 Volvo 240 Series

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

150 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Mark Jones

Level 2 Expert

76 Answers

Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...