1997 Volvo 850 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Volvo 850
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1997 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.
1997 Volvo 850 Questions
After cranking about 20 seconds it 'coughs' but doesn't start. If my battery is fully charged and I can repeat this about 3 or 4 times it usually sputters like mad then smooths out and is running fine. It doesn't seem to matter if engine is hot or cold. So why can it run so well a...
I was driving car home car suddenly lost power drive home car haven't start since I replace the fuel relay cam sensor crank sensor temperature coolant sensor , stilL no start there is not enough coolant in the radiator try start cooling fan will would still run when car is switch off for a wh...
1997 Volvo 850 Recalls
1997 Volvo 850 Reviews
Have owned it 4 years now with minor repairs needed, strut bushing, PNP switch, and ABS module. The car gets 30 MPG on the freeway, and with 161,000 miles it's gonna last me a while.
I've owned this car for a few years and it has had some of the typical problems associated with this vehicle, ABS control module failed, broken shock mount, broken upper motor mount, leaking turbo return line seals etc. The vehicle is a good daily driver but requires regular maintenance and repairs to keep it in good condition.