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1992 Volvo 960 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1992 Volvo 960

1992 Volvo 960 Problems

Vibration problems from the rear brake rotors are common and require replacement of the pads and rotors, and the installation of special shims. The symptoms often occur when the brakes are used heavily from repeated braking, braking from high speeds, and braking while going downhill. The entire vehicle can vibrate and shudder, like it is being driven over train tracks.

The gear position sensor on the transmission may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or a no start condition.

The intake manifold gasket will often be a source of vacuum leaks. This will cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light will illuminate. Replacement of the gasket is required to resolve this issue.

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1992 Volvo 960 Questions

I've seen videos of "quick" fixes by moving through the gears. I've tried this once without luck. Is there anything else I can look for?

Car is driven by 25 year grandson so I have few additional details. It seems this has occurred before and then returned to normal, but this time it has not fixed itself.

I recently had my transmission changed, the new one has 30,000 miles on it and has started not shifting correctly just like the old one. The lights are flashing on the indicator. E and D flashing alternatley. The speedometer stopped working again. I took the car to a Volvo dealership and they had...

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