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1995 Volvo 960

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1995 Volvo 960 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The sway bar bushings commonly wear out, causing a knocking noise from the front of the vehicle. Replacing the worn bushings should correct this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Brakes -- Verified

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.

1995 Volvo 960 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 16, 1994


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1995 Volvo 960 Questions and Answers

larry joyner, 1995 Volvo 960, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Pleasant Garden, NC

I installed a 960 engine from a 1993 volvo into my 1995 960 volvo, I used the wireing horness that was already installed in the 1995 volvo since the connection on the 1993 engine was different. I h...

KCarter, 1995 Volvo 960, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Savannah, GA

when trying to start car it turns but will not start. At one point it seemed to start 15-30 minutes after sitting, but now once its turned off it will not start for at least an hour

dmasonlucky13, 1995 Volvo 960, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Glenns Ferry, ID

When I shut down heating system it continues to blow hot air.

dube, 1995 Volvo 960, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Charlestown, RI

just was given this car,it sat for 6 months prior. when you first start it up it runs rough, the rpms fluctuate. then when you put it in drive it hesitates for a few seconds, then clears up and run...

dube, 1995 Volvo 960, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Charlestown, RI

when i start car when engine is cold it idles fine for about ten seconds,then i can hear something kick on,not sure what it is,but thats when it stars running rough.also it hesitates when u first t...

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1995 Volvo 960 Reviews

The Good: Car runs like a top, great engine and transmission, and at 151K exhaust is finally starting to go. Seats are super comfortable.
The Bad: Brakes don't last in stop and go traffic. Steering wheel linkage replacement was worst repair. Rear wheel drive, had to get snow tires to make it driveable. Are they really made in Sweden? The LED's on the radio are about half gone. The leather is cracking on the seats. Rack and pinion replaced around 110K. A/C leak in condenser @ 120K. Batteries every 4 years on the dot.
Bottom line; Getting really cheap miles in a comfortable,safe car that my kid drives to school every day.

just bought a used 960 year 95 i hear a high squeal sounds like the power steering pump but not sure on the drive home the check engine light came on but the car seems tobe running fine. The fan cuts on and stays on awhile after thecar is turned off is that normal? Im going to get the light checked out to see the problem.

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