Volvo S90 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo S90

Volvo S90 Problems

Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings

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.

"No start" and Check Engine Light Due to Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Failure

A "no start condition" and illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a failing engine coolant temperature sensor.

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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Volvo S90 Reviews

I have a 1998 Volvo S90, bought it, it was in bad shape except for the engine. put a used transmission in it, went to the junkyard and purchased basically a complete interior, seats, carpet. replaced a few bushings on the suspension and the lower control arms, new brakes, replaced a few bushings on the air pump(found those online)-these wear on all the s90 & 960 models. Replaced as many vaccu...
Love it great engine and a champ not for winter driving
I purchased this vehicle over 18 mths ago.There is no record of the last timing change.I have 252,000 miles on the car.there is a small noise (throttle sound)upon starting which goes away as it drives.

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