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Volvo 850 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Volvo 850

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Volvo 850 is between $454 and $555 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Volvo Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1994 Volvo 850 Quantity: Both
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$313 - $384
1997 Volvo 850 Engine: Turbo
Head Gasket Replacement
$1614 - $2094
1997 Volvo 850
Timing Belt Replacement
$292 - $367
1996 Volvo 850 Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$132 - $224
1997 Volvo 850 Quantity: Both
Strut/Shock Absorber Replacement - Front
$520 - $757

Volvo 850 Problems

Engine Cranks Over and Doesn't Start

It's quite common for the the fuel pump to fail, causing a no start condition. The engine will crank over but it will not start.

To verify this the fuel pressure and electrical power to the fuel pump should be checked. If the pump is getting power and there's no pressure, replace the pump. If it isn't getting power, check the fuel pump relay circuit.

AC Not Cold Due To Evaporator leak

The AC evaporator can develop a leak resulting in insufficient AC cooling. Our technicians recommend when replacing the evaporator, have a pollen filter kit installed to help with air quality in the cabin.

Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal

The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.

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Volvo 850 Questions

Replaced fuel pump and now. Twisted hose from mtf now car won't go pass 3000 rpm (1 answer)

Is this limp mode

Runs fine. No warning lights. No codes. (1 answer)

When driving 20 km/hour and press the throttle 1/3 down with turbo pres indicating 1/3 ( in the White ) on the instrument it accelerates ok to about 3000 rpm., and then stalls . With more throttle and higher boost indicated engine stalls before 3000 rpm. the car is a
T5-R. Aut.
I'm a form...

What is the going rate to fix abs on 850? (1 answer)

Daughter says light and brakes feel different when stopping

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Volvo 850 Recalls

Recall 04V368000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, AFTER PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HEAT, THE FUEL TANK MAY SEEP OR LEAK FUEL AT THE POINTS WHERE THE HEAT SHIELD IS ATTACHED.
Recall 02V314000
ON SOME SEDANS AND STATION WAGONS EQUIPPED WITH SEAT HEATERS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT EXCESSIVE COMPRESSION OF THE SEAT CUSHION COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE ELECTRICAL WIRING OF THE SEAT HEATER.
Recall 99V235000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OPERATION OF THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, CAN RESULT IN INCONSISTENT OPERATION OF THE SWITCH.

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Volvo 850 Reviews

I own a 1995 Volvo 850 turbo with 200,000+ miles on it. It still runs well for a 19 year old car. Only real problem is the air conditioning - after it failed twice i finally gave up on fixing it.
I bought this car new in 1996. It is my last new car. I have always enjoyed the vehicle. The 5 speed transmission adds a little zip to the drive and the rear spoiler puts just the right angle to the body. The car handles impeccably with the compressible linkage in the rear helping in the handling. I expect to keep this car forever. The brakes are excellent and easy to maintain. The clutc...
I bought my 1994 850 non-turbo standard shift Volvo wagon 1n 2002 for $7000.00 with 72000 miles on it. It had 302468 miles when the odometer quit and god knows how many miles since then. Unbelievable facts:original clutch,original exhaust system,original radiator,original hoses,original water pump,just replaced heater core,1 fuel pump,1alternator 1 starter. It just keeps on giving in New Hampsh...

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