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Volvo 850 Made from 1993 to 1997, this Volvo line was available in both a wagon and a sedan, both with were graced with several trim levels.

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This is a list of many 850 write ups. I encourage you to read through the entire thread before you start link jumping.A/C Compressor Clutch Re-shimming

A/C Compressor Clutch Reshimming - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

A/C Cuts Out

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...uts-out-42326/

ABS Controller Cover Removal

ABS Controller Cover Removal - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Alternator Replacement

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...850-s70-69318/

Antenna Mast Replacement


Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...67/#post348388

Antenna Switch Writeup - Installing One If You Don't Have One

power antenna switch write-up - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Battery Drain Diagnosis

Basic Battery Drain Troubleshooting - 101 - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Blower Motor Replacement 850's

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/for...hp?f=1&t=19322

Brake Pad Replacement, Front

Brake pads, front, replacement instructions on a 1998 S70 Volvo, also 850

Brake Pad Replacement, Rear

Brake pads, rear, replacement instructions on a 1998 S70 Volvo, also 850

Buyer's guide for people seeking to purchase a 850

Buyer's guide - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

C/V Axles Removal

Removing the C/V Axles - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Cabin air filter replacement for the Volvo 850 and S70 - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum,
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-68686/

Cam Sensor - How To Test It

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...voltage-56508/

Center Console Removal Instructions


How To Remove Center Console - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Cooling System Overview - NA

Cooling System Overview On A Volvo 850,
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...68/#post348390

Coolant Hoses, Replace them before they burst

https://volvoforums.com/forum/genera...em-asap-74508/

Compression Test - How To

Compression test on a Volvo B5254 motor, 850 and S70 - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...0-video-71713/

Control Arms - How To Replace

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic...-installation/

Cruise Control Not Working

Cruise Control Not Working - Turbo Boost Gauge Not Working - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...0-video-71945/

Cup Holder Replacement

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-s70-33/volvo-850-s70-v70-cup-holder-replacement-video-70069/#post348393

Dash Pad Removal (To replace the instrument panel lights)

Removing the dash Pad (To replace the instrument panel lights) - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...l-video-73586/

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) List

List of diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...0-video-71834/

EGR Removal and Cleaning

Volvo Performance Repairs And Modifications

Evaporator Replacement Instructions

Evaporator replacement instructions - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Fuel Pump Removal - Replacement

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/for...?p=56515#56515
VIDEO: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-75624/

Gas Tank Removal

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...ix-pics-55740/

Glove Box Stuck Closed - How To Open

How to open A broken Glove Box!! - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Head Gasket Replacement and Related Items

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...ts-pics-44879/
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-74852/

Headlight Wiring Repair

Headlight wiring repair - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Heat Not Working

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...c-video-73824/

Heated Seats Not Working

Heated seats not working. Fuse is good - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...0-video-74349/

Heater Core Replacement

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...70/#post348396

Hood will not open, release cable may be broken

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...od-open-35736/

Horn stuck on?

Horn stuck on? - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Instrument Cluster Lighting Diagnosing

Diagnosing Instrument Panel Lights Not Working - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Key stuck in the ignition - Will not come out

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...key-out-56392/
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-75988/

Keyless Entry System - After Market

Aftermarket Keyless entry system - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Keyless Remote Control Programming - '95 850 (may work on '93 - '94's also):

Keyless programing how I did it on my 95 850

Maintenance Questions From New Volvo Owner

New Volvo 850 Owners - Read This Important Thread... (Also applies to S/V70's) - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

MCC Removal

MCC removal - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...c-video-75990/

Misfires, troubleshooting

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...r-posts-70029/
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/genera...m-video-75991/

Motor Mount Replacement - Front Lower (Right)

http://www.atthetipwebs.com/technolo...ount_right.htm
Video: Right lower motor mount replacement instructions for Volvo 850 - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum,

Motor Mount Replacement - Upper

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/200...w-oem-bushing/
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...c-video-75992/

Motor Mount Replacement - Fwd / Aft Hydraulic

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...acement-26094/

Odometer Broken, Does Not Count Mileage - How To Repair

How to Repair a Broken Odometer - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...r-video-74301/


Odometer Broken, How To Get Actual Mileage for 93-95 850 Volvo (OBD-I Port)

How to Get the Actual Mileage on a 93-95 850 Volvo - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...01/#post377407

Oil Pan O-Ring Installation Instructions

Oil pan o-ring installation instructions - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Owners Manual - On-line for all models

http://www.volvocars.com/us/top/yourvolvo/volvo-vehicle-information-library/Pages/default.aspx

PCT Removal and Cleaning

http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/for...hp?f=1&t=28415

PCV System - Good Writeup With Pictures

PCV Breather System Replacement - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-74990/

PCV System For Beginners

A how to for PCV system for beginners - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...90/#post377409

Progression and Upgrades - Tech's Yellow T-5R

My progression and upgrades - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Progression and Upgrades - Tech's Wife's Car

Wife's car progression and upgrades - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Radiator Replacement - Non Turbo, Automatic

1997 Volvo 850 Non turbo automatic radiator write up - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video (Turbo): https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...o-video-71871/

Radio Bulbs - Replacing

Radio Lights - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...e-video-71530/

Radio Wont Come One - Where Is the Security Code?

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...battery-52074/
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/genera...0-video-70284/

Repairs / Improvements and Other Things People Have Done - Includes Timing Belt Change Instructions

Members Write ups - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Resources Thread VolvoForums

VolvoForums Resources Thread - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Roof, ceiling liner removal
Video:
https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...04/#post381683

Seat Back Cable Repair For 850

850 Seat back cable repair - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...r-video-74015/

Serpentine Belt Replacement On the 850

Volvo Performance Repairs And Modifications

Service Light - How To Reset On The 850's 93-95 Models

How to reset the SERVICE LIGHT on the '93 through '95 models... - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...0-video-71834/

Shift **** Removal/Repair - Manual 5 Speed

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...up-pics-51244/

Special Tool, Home Made

Home made special tool! - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Stalling Randomly / Will Not Start Sometimes

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...-stalls-55928/

Struts, Front, Guide to Changing

Strut Replacement Guide

Tailgate Trim Panel Loose?

Tailgate trim panel loose? - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement On 850 NA - (Looks same for Turbo)


Volvo 850 Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement | Happy Wrenching
Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...t-video-70149/

Transmission Flush, ATF

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...tep-step-5157/

Transmission, Manual Swap Thread

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...through-39324/

Trim Restoration - To Original Grey Color or Change To Black

Restoring Trim To Original Grey Color - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Turbo Boost Gauge Not Working - Cruise Control Not Working

Cruise Control Not Working - Turbo Boost Gauge Not Working - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Turbo Coolant Hose Replacement - Inlet and Outlet

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...acement-59878/

Wheel Bearing Bad - How to replace the front wheel bearings

https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...rite-up-32307/

Windshield Wiper Lifting Off Of The Windshield Repair

Video: https://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-...r-video-75987/

Yellow 850 T-5R, Rarity Numbers

Yellow t-5r rarity by numbers - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum
 

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thanks, i found a few things i was looking for on here.
 
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this is great, very helpful!
 
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i think you can repair the car by yourself.
but you need a professional tool, VOLVO VIDA DICE Diagnostic Tool hope it can help you.
 
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The control arm "volvolution" page doesnt exist any more
 
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Thanks, got it changed.
 
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New link for the owner manuals at the Volvo site:
http://www.volvocars.com/us/top/your...s/default.aspx
 

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Thanks. Got it changed.
 
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My volvo AC compressor did not work well and i got confused what to do?then i surfed internet and got the name of AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR CYPRESS.They are certified as well as licensed.They have done the whole work in about half an hour.
 
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Default volvo 850 blow off valve

how hard is it to put a bov in a volvo 850 t?
 
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Many of the links do not work - the ones ending in "/tm.htm"
 

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