1986 Volvo 240 Died

Tiny
MARKUSP
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  • 1986 VOLVO 240
  • 4 CYL
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 235,851 MILES
Started my 86 240 dl everything was fine. I pulled out of the parking lot and turned my lights on. Then the car died. My hazard lights do not work, when I try them there is just a buzzing behind the switch like the sound a starter makes with a dead battery just imagine the sound is old and abused. So my question is nothing works and my battery isn't blown up. What could this be to be able to affect everything?
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Monday, December 9th, 2013 AT 3:22 PM

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Tiny
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Is the battery fully charged? Have you checked to see if the battery and alternator will pass a load test? Most parts stores will check them for free.
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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So I posted this question and checked under the hood. Everything looked to be in order except the coolant was low ( there seems to be a leek around the water pump) and the mounting bushing for the alternator is worn. At first I thought it was rigged up and maybe the wrong one was jimmied in but I went to the part store to confirm and it's good. Then I did some more digging and found out about these accessory mounting bushings. Any way when I went to button up the car and walk home I locked the driver door and all the doors locked (which wasn't working prior) so I tried to start the car and it fired right up! Oh happy day to me! But why would it happen in the first place? It's my family that my wife uses mostly to take the kids to the sitters and work. I would hate for it to happen to her. Any ideas or is this just one of those times?
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 AT 10:17 AM
Tiny
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I hate to say it, but I don't know what caused it to start. Did you move wires or anything? And, this may be one of those things that we need to wait till it happens again to determine the cause.
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 AT 5:59 AM

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