78 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1996 Volvo 850. 26 of these members
(33.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 55 engine repairs to 1996 Volvo 850s--an average of 0.7 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Replaced oxygen sensor and spark plugs due to misfiring engine and poor fuel mileage.
Car came in with check engine light. Mechanic pulled no engine codes and recommended engine, and transmission flush. Reset light, car runs like a top.
Hoses are beginning to wear out. Oil seals wearing out.
Volvo 850 Turbo (96) had a "slow reporting" O2 sensor. It needed to be replaced. Part is ~150 and an hour of labor to install is ~75. Need to get car inspected, otherwise I might not have fixed this.
Fuel pump died and the car would not start.Towed the car to the dealer and was at thier mercy.$800 dollars(~400 part ~400 labor) to replace the pump. Car runs again and hopfully I will get another year or two out of it.
The check engine light was on. Codes indicated a need for new O2 sensors. Plus I needed new tires soon. I didn't want to spend a lot of cash on this car.
Radiator leak. I had an oil leak caused by driving over a gutter a year ago. I don't know if that could have had something to do with it.
Car overheating while driving. Put water in radiator. Still overheating. Called repair guy to come over (RACV in Melbourne Australia). Said it was thermostat. Ok to drive home. Drove to mechanic to have thermostat replaced.
Car making slight noise. Told the catalytic converter needs to be replaced. Told 4-5 months left maximum. Used after market version instead of $100 Volvo version. My decision to replace it now.