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This is my first on a Volvo forum, but not my first Volvo! I started with a 123GT in 1968, my first new car! I have owned/been owned by a '76 264GL (v6), 240s, 740, and currently, a '99 S70T5. I have just purchased a '97 850 GLT for my daughter (she says she'll pay me back!) who is away at school and needs wheels desperately.
The 850 has 85,000 kms, so should be good for a few more. When I started looking under the radiator pan, for rust, etc. I found that the air pump was disconnected; all three connectors were hanging. I tried to clean up the connectors, and reconnected. (Why would anyone deliberately disconnect the air pump, says I?) The engine started and ran fine, and I heard no noises from the air pump. The next day, the battery was dead. Pulling off the battery terminal, I got an induction spark -- something is drawing amps. After checking every fuse and all the little red wires on the battery post, I still haven't figured it out. The alternator connection is the next suspect - tomorrow if it's sunny.
Does anyone know where the little red wires go? Could a seized air pump be my problem?
Cheers for now!
 

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This is further to my initial posting. I have removed the air pump, and found (like kosta203 in Mar) it to be full of water. No wonder the previous owner just disconnected the power supply. My battery draw seems to be gone now that the pump is disconnected again.
-anyone know how to keep water out of this pump if/when I replace it? The only intake is through the air filter box. - mysterious!http://www.volvo-forums.com/style_images/1/folder_post_icons/icon9.gif
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The water accumilates in there from condensation over time.
No known way to keep it out.When you replace you will be fine for atleast 2-3 years.
 
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