1994 Volvo 850 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Volvo 850

1994 Volvo 850 Problems

The AC evaporator can develop a leak resulting in insufficient AC cooling. Our technicians recommend when replacing the evaporator, have a pollen filter kit installed to help with air quality in the cabin.

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.

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.

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1994 Volvo 850 Questions

Since purchasing this car i have replaced the plugs, plug wires, distributer cap, rotor, fuel pump, fuel filter, MAF and the IAC. The last time the car started and stayed running i back up, it started sputtering, i gave it more gas and it backfired so hard that it blew off the oil cap. Ever sin...

The AC is cooling but weakly when driving.
I had an AC sealer put in and the coolant filled.
It is performing a bit better now. Before filling it stopped cooling all together.
I recently had the timing belt and water pump replaced.
Someone said that this could be an AC thermostat (near pump) ...

wires coming out of relay fried a long way and melted other wires on the way. Fixed wires, changed relay.. tested fine, ran good for about 20 minutes then did same thing again? fyi i replaced fuel pump 2 mos ago with a used one that worked fine.

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1994 Volvo 850 Recalls

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, AFTER PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HEAT, THE FUEL TANK MAY SEEP OR LEAK FUEL AT THE POINTS WHERE THE HEAT SHIELD IS ATTACHED.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...UNDER VERY COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS, ICE CRYSTALS CAN FORM AT THE THROTTLE IN THE ENGINE INTAKE SYSTEM, AND PREVENT THE THROTTLE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE.

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1994 Volvo 850 Reviews

I bought my 1994 850 non-turbo standard shift Volvo wagon 1n 2002 for $7000.00 with 72000 miles on it. It had 302468 miles when the odometer quit and god knows how many miles since then. Unbelievable facts:original clutch,original exhaust system,original radiator,original hoses,original water pump,just replaced heater core,1 fuel pump,1alternator 1 starter. It just keeps on giving in New Hampsh...

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