Question about 1984 Volvo 240 Series
Posted by thumpr321 on Jun 23, 2008
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.
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.
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Best Solution posted on Jun 23, 2008
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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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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.
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Posted on Jun 25, 2008
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