1995 Volvo 850 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1995 Volvo 850

1995 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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1995 Volvo 850 Questions

My volvo cranks but doesn't start? Need help (2 answers)

Well my Volvo 850 turbo doesn't start since I replaced the transmission with one from a glt n/a. The. Car has no spark. What do I do? Do I need a different transmission or just a TCU TCM from a non turbo Volvo?
REALLY NEED HELP.THANKS

Need a radiator. Should I get one from. Junk yard or buy brand new ?3 (3 answers)

do you have to change the timing chain when you replace water pump (1 answer)

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1995 Volvo 850 Recalls

Recall 04V368000
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.
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...
Front Seat Belts Not Attached Properly

The front seat belts may not secure occupants properly due to a faulty threaded safety belt catch in the seats. Dealers will replace the threaded insert in the affected front seats free of charge to resolve the concern.

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1995 Volvo 850 Reviews

I own a 1995 Volvo 850 turbo with 200,000+ miles on it. It still runs well for a 19 year old car. Only real problem is the air conditioning - after it failed twice i finally gave up on fixing it.
I love this car just replaced some things but overall a great car and gets close to 500 miles on full tank when driving out of town. I am at 121k miles
Still going strong and reaching 300k miles

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