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1990 Volvo 760 Question: why does my car shut off when i drive a few blocks?

 

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nicoleg, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Harvey, IL, April 28, 2012, 10:14
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i have and 88 volov 760. i just got and it was runnin great but now when i drive it shuts off fter drivin a few blocks. when it shuts off all the lights on the dash comes on and then it shuts off. when i try to start it surns a lil but neva turns over so i have to get it jumped.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 28, 2012, 13:53
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    Sounds like the battery is not charging or there is a loose battery cable. Check the battery, cables and charging system really good. As a precaution, replace the fuel pump relay too, they are notorious for causing problems...

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