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Volvo 960 Problems

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Most Common Volvo 960 Problems

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.
The gear position sensor on the transmission may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or a no start condition.
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.
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1 Known Volvo 960 Brakes Problem

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 hea...

1 Known Volvo 960 Drive Train Problem

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

0 Known Volvo 960 Electrical & Lights Problems

3 Known Volvo 960 Engine Problems

The engine will crank over but will not start. The Check Engine Light is on and/or there is a diagnostic code for the engine coolant temperature sensor (ECT). This may be caused by a faulty sensor ...
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.
Although a high rate of engine-related fires have been reported with this engine, most can be attributed to neglected maintenance. The fuel hoses in the engine compartment should be inspected perio...

1 Known Volvo 960 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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

2 Known Volvo 960 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The AC evaporator can develop leaks. If you have it replaced, it's a good idea to change the cabin air filter at the same time to help with cabin air quality.
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 fail...

0 Known Volvo 960 Maintenance Problems

0 Known Volvo 960 Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known Volvo 960 Suspension & Steering Problems

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.
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.

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Known Volvo 960 Problems & Complaints

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failure of the air pump check valve.
The engine will crank over but will not start. The Check Engine Light is on and/or there is a diagnostic code for the engine coolant temperature sensor (ECT). This may be caused by a faulty sensor ...
The gear position sensor on the transmission may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or a no start condition.
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 AC evaporator can develop leaks. If you have it replaced, it's a good idea to change the cabin air filter at the same time to help with cabin air quality.
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.
Although a high rate of engine-related fires have been reported with this engine, most can be attributed to neglected maintenance. The fuel hoses in the engine compartment should be inspected perio...
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 fail...
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 hea...
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.
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