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What will make a 1986 Volvo 240 DL lose power if not the battery and alternator?


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2005-03-27 02:11:39
2005-03-27 02:11:39

What would help would be an articulate question. Does "lose power" mean a loss of voltage/current, or a loss of engine power (horsepower/torque)?


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