Volvo 940 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo 940

Volvo 940 Problems

The transmission overdrive relay often fails, preventing the transmission from shifting into overdrive

The fuel pump relay may fail resulting in a "no start" condition, the engine will crank over but will not start and run. Checking for proper fuel pressure would be the first step in diagnosing this concern.

When braking, a loose feeling from the front end can be caused by worn strut rod bushings. Worn bushings will require replacement. After they are replaced the wheel alignment should be checked.

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Volvo 940 Questions

Sometimes it behaves properly but usually have to drive for at least 10 min on highway and then rev to 4000+ before lifting throttle. Then OK for rest of trip

Was on the highway when all of the sudden started to lose power.. now the car won't go faster then 35 to 40 mph.. i though it might be the turbo, but don't really know... cat isn't cherry red, so that's out of the question... it a gas motor as well. Anybody else have this problem?...

no fire coming from the coil.will not start, engine light but no engine codes

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Volvo 940 Recalls

PLASTIC HOOD INSULATION CLIP(S) WAS(WERE) INADVERTENTLY DROPPED INTO THE HOSE BETWEEN THE CHARGE AIR COOLER AND THE THROTTLE HOUSING WHICH CAN INTERFERE WITH THE THROTTLE OPERATION.SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTANT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.IF CONDITIONS OF HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, OVERFILLING OF THE FUEL TANK, AND INSUFFICIENT TORQUE ON THE SENDING UNIT LOCK RING EXIST SIMULTANEOUSLY, FUEL SEEPAGE MAY OCCUR FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK.

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Volvo 940 Reviews

i love my car

I LOVE MY 1994 VOLVO 940 TURBO

A tremendous driver on the highway, the car gets up to speed fast fast and is smooth at speed, and sports are very forgiving ride around town. The car is heavy and in town driving fuel economy reflects that. Plastic trim/fitments eventually fall apart, disconnect, become the victims of plastic fatigue, etc. and this is the most noticeably sub par aspect of this model/year. Mine has an automati...

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