Volvo 960 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo 960

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Volvo 960 Problems

Knocking Noise From Front Suspension

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.

"No Start" and Check Engine Light Due to Gear Position Sensor Failure

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

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 960 Questions

Can you disable the positraction? (1 answer)

I just wanted to know if there is a way to disable the positraction feature. It seems to be having a severe sway in the rear end at speeds above 45mph.

What size torx bit is it to remove the torque converter from the flywheel? (1 answer)

no spark changed crank sensor still no spark. what components can stop spark? (1 answer)

i replaced tps because idle was up and down. installed new tps ran perfect sht it off and has not started again. injectors were not pulsing have yet to know why had spark something stopped spark so replaced crk sensor still no spark fuel relay good, jumped the noise relay.no s

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Volvo 960 Recalls

Throttle Sticks

The throttle plate may stick in the throttle housing, resulting in the vehicle continuing to accelerate when the accelerator pedal is released by the driver. Dealers will replace the throttle housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Tire Pressure Information Incorrect As Listed On Vehicle Information Label

The tire information label lists improper spare tire size and pressure information. Volvo originally mailed owners new labels to correct the concern, but dealers can assist free of charge also.

Recall 94V215000
THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG MODULE MAY NOT PROPERLY DEPLOY.

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Volvo 960 Reviews

The Good: Car runs like a top, great engine and transmission, and at 151K exhaust is finally starting to go. Seats are super comfortable. The Bad: Brakes don't last in stop and go traffic. Steering wheel linkage replacement was worst repair. Rear wheel drive, had to get snow tires to make it driveable. Are they really made in Sweden? The LED's on the radio are about half gone. The leather...
just bought a used 960 year 95 i hear a high squeal sounds like the power steering pump but not sure on the drive home the check engine light came on but the car seems tobe running fine. The fan cuts on and stays on awhile after thecar is turned off is that normal? Im going to get the light checked out to see the problem.
my engine light wont go off why? my air conditioning dont work ,the heating is fine ? also i have to keep check the oil,and keep puting oil in?away from what is say the car run well,last week i hit a bad pot hole and blow two tires on the left side and now the gas gauge not well sometim it look like there is no gas in there but i knwo that there is gas in . .Are you in staten Island and where ...

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