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1996 Volvo 960 Problems

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Most Common 1996 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 1996 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 1996 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 1996 Volvo 960 Electrical & Lights Problems

2 Known 1996 Volvo 960 Engine Problems

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.

1 Known 1996 Volvo 960 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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

1 Known 1996 Volvo 960 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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 1996 Volvo 960 Maintenance Problems

2 Known 1996 Volvo 960 Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1996 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 1996 Volvo 960 Problems & Complaints

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failure of the air pump check valve.
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 sway bar bushings commonly wear out, causing a knocking noise from the front of the vehicle. Replacing the worn bushings should correct this concern.
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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