1996 Volvo 850 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volvo 850
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1996 Volvo 850 Problems
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.
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.
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.
1996 Volvo 850 Questions
My car has been starting up just fine, but this morning it just wouldn't stay running, as if it was out of gas. The dash lights come on and it tries to turn over, if it does, it's very brief. Does it sound more like the fuel filter, fuel pump or maybe the relay?
1996 Volvo 850 Recalls
1996 Volvo 850 Reviews
I bought this car new in 1996. It is my last new car. I have always enjoyed the vehicle. The 5 speed transmission adds a little zip to the drive and the rear spoiler puts just the right angle to the body. The car handles impeccably with the compressible linkage in the rear helping in the handling. I expect to keep this car forever. The brakes are excellent and easy to maintain. The clutc...