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Volvo 850 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (9%)

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Volvo 850 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (50%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1996 Volvo 850 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

227000 mi

US $650
Lower control arm and half shaft replacement. 
223700 mi

US $735
Replaced left front bearing. 
103000 mi

US $40
Replaced struts, strut bearings and spring seats 
119000 mi

US $400
Replaced front hub/bearing assembly with Timken because of noise Replaced control arms tie rod ends and stabliser links with Mayle parts 

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1996 Volvo 850 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

104160 mi

C $300
Left & right sway bar end links replaced,rear coil spring bump stop clip replaced. 

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1995 Volvo 850

Engine not specified

249000 mi

US $900
Replaced both front control arms, stab bar links, inner and outer tie rods, rear axle bushings, lft side, both rear shocks  
165000 mi

US $500
Replaced Steering u-joint. 

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1995 Volvo 850 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

149000 mi

US $95
left sway bar replaced 
169000 mi

US $200
right passenger sway bar replaced 
177000 mi

US $700
replaced both inner and out tie rods 
203000 mi

US $502
Replacement of rear shocks and front struts; first replacement in life of car. 
179000 mi

US $400
Replaced control arms. 

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Volvo 850 Suspension Problems

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