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Replaced battery and alternator and car still dies.

(1990 Volvo 240)
in Carrollton, TX on September 15, 2016
I made sure the connection on the alternator are secure. Some were loose and one broke because it was corroded.
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on September 15, 2016
Fuses tested BEFORE parts replacement? OR after?How long (minutes/hours) after battery (fully charged) and alternator replacement does the engine 'die'? Any warning lights before or after this work?
on September 15, 2016
So I went to get my tint on the Windows Sunday and they killed my battery with the doors open. Got a jump from them and when I left I hit a bump and the car turned off. Called a friend got a jump and went to get a battery and it kept happening. Got the battery and then it was good Monday drove all day until Tuesday on the way home it died. Opened the hood secured the alt cables the big red wire broke off as I moved it and the thin red wire was on but it had a thin black wire on it that was off. Connected both back and it didn't work(jumped it and died still. Jumped again let it run and disconnected the negative wire and car died. Got alternator and plugged up correctly and ran no dying nothing ran strong. Now yesterday I went to work after went to the store started dying while driving my mph started going crazy service battery and brake lights came on and nothing. Let it sit for like 2hrs and jumped with the jump pack and left it connected and hauled a$s home.
on September 15, 2016
Suspect those broken wires were/are the 'root' cause of your problems. Get a correct schematic and be SURE they are wired correctly and securely, then proceed with TESTING charging system . ALL fuses tested(twice?)....also would consider s good 'look-around' for other weak wiring,that could have also been affected by that damned 'bump' you went over!!
on September 15, 2016
Yea i replaced the all the fuses on the inside to the left of the steering wheel. The copper part was all white i just ordered them online just to have some new ones. yesterdays incident: I had the pack on the battery and i could see the light reading the battery green then started flickering yellow. Gave it gas and back to green then left alone went to red..gave it gas and back at green eventually turned off. On my way home i hauled a$s but at the lights i put it in neutral and kept revving it and made it home. Ok so on the alternator there was a thick red wire+a thin red wire paired with a thin black wire and then a medium to small red wire on the left side by itself.
on September 15, 2016
Alternator should be tested again in my opinion **AFTER** the battery is fully charged(slow-10amp) again. Wiggle harness while testing and watch for variations in amps OR volts.i still think you have wiring issue , but not having 'hands in' makes it tough!
Key is to PROVE what IS working without a doubt , to help narrow down the 'fault' areas.
on September 19, 2016
So it was so dumb....the little black wire was the oil sensor....removed it and fixed. -____-
on September 19, 2016
Glad to hear that , thanks for the response!
Job well done!
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