Re: 1992 Volvo 240 dead battery
SOMETIMES they open circuit when the cold sets in ,have you tried a stress
test as it picks up any weakness quickly .
"James Sweet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> sanworker wrote:
>> My wife's 240 is parked most of the time. She may use it maybe once a
>> For the past several years in the winter the car will go absolutely
>> dead. I have had the battery checked and it checks out okay. I have
>> cleaned and
>> lubed ground connections in past. In the summer the car is okay, now that
>> a chill is in the air she goes dead. Can someone explain any possible
>> causes, and also specifically how to trouble shoot such a problem?
>> Specifics on how to do a current drop test and amp check in particular.
>> Thank you for the help.
> If you have a multimeter, then set it to DC Amps, disconnect one of the
> battery cables and connect it through the meter to the battery and see how
> much draw you have with everything off.
> If you don't have that, the first thing to check is the glove box light,
> if the door gets tweaked the light can stay on and drain the battery, same
> with the under hood and trunk lights.
> It's also possible that the battery is simply worn out.