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Car went dead

Driving car and it just stopped.  Won't turn over just dead

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You do not give much details.
did you check if your belts are tight enough?
the brushes of your alternator?
or the alternator itself.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

  • decisions Aug 26, 2008

    attention mrshubbie

    I do not know if you found out a solution to your problem.

    I had the same kind of problems a year ago with a volvo 240. The whole thing will died on me while driving 5 or 6 times. I had no history of the car as I had just bought it and the owner kept saying it he did not know about it.

    Checked relays near the battery, distributor cap, some wiring...and gave up.

    Then some neighbour in the subdivision complained about that car standing in my driveway and I got several citations.

    I then checked the brushes (some call that the voltage regulator.) as they were kind of short I changed them. You are better off buying the whole thing.

    While working on it I found that the wire connection to the alternator was bare in several spots and in contact with the block.( i taped it with electrical tape as volvo does not manufacture that part anymore 1984).

    So far it has been working for a few weeks. I do not know which one of the repair fixed the problem.

    Please get yourself a booster when you drive around.




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