1993 Volvo 850 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Volvo 850

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1993 Volvo 850 Problems

Corroded rotors may cause vibration from rear of vehicle when braking

Vibration from the rear of the car when braking can be caused by corroded rotors, especially when braking going down hill. The rotors will need to be replaced and special shims installed from Volvo to prevent this from happening again.

Engine Cranks Over and Doesn't Start

It's quite common for the the fuel pump to fail, causing a no start condition. The engine will crank over but it will not start.

To verify this the fuel pressure and electrical power to the fuel pump should be checked. If the pump is getting power and there's no pressure, replace the pump. If it isn't getting power, check the fuel pump relay circuit.

Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal

The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.

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1993 Volvo 850 Questions

The emergency flashers work but the turn signal flashers don't. Any suggestions? (1 answer)

problem happened today for the first time.

The emergency flashers work but the turn signal flashers don't. Any suggestions? (1 answer)

problem happened today.

Every time I brake, the car shakes and the steering wheel feels loose. (1 answer)

I had front brakes replaced last year and tires are not worn. I was going 30 mph in rain and almost went off the highway braking as the car went to the left and shook very badly. I'm not sure what's wrong.

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1993 Volvo 850 Recalls

Recall 96E025000
ENGINE BLOCK HEATERS INSTALLED AS ACCESSORIES. THE BLOCK HEATER CONTACT SURFACE DOES NOT MATCH CORRECTLY WITH THE ENGINE BLOCK AS INTENDED. THE BLOCK HEATER COULD COME LOOSE FROM THE ENGINE BLOCK, AND IF BEING USED, COULD POSSIBLY OVERHEAT CAUSING DAMAGE IF IT COMES IN CONTACT WITH OTHER ENGINE...

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1993 Volvo 850 Reviews

This car has 178,573 miles runs good only one problem no one seems to be able to solve.When you are driving it will shut down the dash lights up you turn on the flashers pull over to a safe place out of traffic wait about 5-min.it will restart and go you never know when this will happen so you are always on guard it might happen 2-times or go 2-or 3 weeks before it happen again its been in 3-sh...
This is a great car especially over 200k. Great gas milage.
Great car especially with over 200K on it. Runs like new.

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