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
1997 Volvo 960 Problems
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.
The gear position sensor on the transmission may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or a no start condition.
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 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.
1997 Volvo 960 Questions and Answers
Warning light began flashing and manual indicates it means there is a fault in the automatic gearbox. Vehicle has 297K miles. Can I continue to drive vehicle without damaging it?
There's a clicking sound in my engine that speeds up when I'm accelerating. My volvo sounds like an old Mercedes diesel. What is the problem?
My 97 Volvo 960 started rough idling yesterday. The check engine light is always on, but with the new rough idle it started to blink on and off. I have an appointment with my Volvo mechanic. I'...
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