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1986 Volvo 240 DL alternater

Posted by thumpr321 on Jun 23, 2008 Report abuse

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
Comment by thumpr321, posted on 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!
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Best Solution posted on Jun 23, 2008

leetamara
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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.
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  • thumpr321 Jul 03, 2008

    thanks all for trying, turns out my mechanic changed my starter and now she starts every time ,even when I left my lights on all night . heat or no heat ,sticking brake petal ,etc.

    thx!

    problem solved !

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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

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