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Volvo 850 Broken upper shock mount may cause knocking from rear of vehicle

Volvo 850 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Average Mileage: 152,333 mi (144,000 mi - 160,000 mi)


If you hear a loud knocking noise from the rear of the car while driving then there's a good chance the rear upper shock mounting plate is broken. We suggest replacing both rear upper shock plates at the same time because the other one is likely ready to fail as well.

  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    me too, i changed the shock first but found it was the mount

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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    850 wagon. Replaced both at the same time. Accessed from inside car by lifting front cargo floor panel. Inexpensive replacements found at FCP Groton.

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  • Bret Bodas, , 160,000 mi

    Had both of these fail, one at 145,00 and the other at 169,000. Makes a very loud noise from the rear of the vehicle when going over any bumps.

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