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Volvo 240 DL Battery Does Not Charge

Your Battery Does Not Charge??

Working out electrical bugs on a Volvo 240

At least 160,000 miles, OD is dead, none of the gages are reliable, front lights are not working except on bright, shifts to high around 60 MPH, motor runs Ok, problem is I just acquired this car, battery was wrong group, drove it home some 30 miles stopped would not restart, dead, zero, jumped it off, so dead again / put new batt. (Bosch) in, cranks up first hit, ran for 1.5 days no problem, then cranked up stopped and did not start again.

240 DL “88” Batt does not charge
Battery Does Not Charge

Bonus! More on the Volvo 240

For model year 1983, the emblem at the rear of all 240 models was changed. No longer did it say 242, 244 or 245. The badge just said 240, as part of a new designation strategy. In reality, however, most people continued to refer to their cars as a 244 or 245.

This change did not mean any large-scale modification to the cars.

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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1 Comment

I have a similar problem with my car and it turned out to be faulty fuse wiring. Get a fuse tester (they are under 10bucks at autopart stores) and just see if any of the fuses don’t register a current aka-they’re blown. Finding bad fuses is a good lead into if the wires or wiring need attention.

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