1997 Volvo 960 Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Volvo 960 Problems

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.

"No Start" and Check Engine Light Due to Gear Position Sensor Failure

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

Vibration from rear brake rotors are common

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.

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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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