1997 Volvo 960 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Volvo 960

1997 Volvo 960 Problems

AC Evaporator May Leak

A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.

Air Pump Check Valve Failure

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failure of the air pump check valve.

Worn Sway Bar Bushings Causing Knocking From Front End

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.

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1997 Volvo 960 Questions

Blower for heat and A.C. won't blow! What to do? (2 answers)

The snowflake-like icon on panel flashes continually whether or not I have the blower motor on. Some heat comes thru vent when my speed is up to 60mph, but warm air is not being blown...EEC? Motor? Codes? I wish I knew where to start looking because I'd like to try and fix it myself. Any sugg...

Turn signals and hazard lights completely stopped working. Any suggestions? (1 answer)

The lights just stopped working without apparent cause. No clue what to do but can't afford to have it repaired. Any suggestions?

ABS light and check engine light are on. ABS not working. Somehow this effects the transmission which sometimes shifts out of gear. (1 answer)

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1997 Volvo 960 Recalls

Throttle Sticks

The throttle plate may stick in the throttle housing, resulting in the vehicle continuing to accelerate when the accelerator pedal is released by the driver. Dealers will replace the throttle housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

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