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Volvo 850 repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

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.

1997 Volvo 850

Engine not specified

162000 mi Replaced strut bearing and spring seat Sachs, Strut Monroe excellent feel 
129580 mi

C $250
replaced control arm 

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1997 Volvo 850 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

252000 mi

US $300
Passenger front suspension strut mount failure. 
282700 mi

US $350
front suspension tie rods (inner & outer) and control arms 

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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. 
177000 mi

US $50
Front sway bar end links replaced. 
206000 mi

US $400
replaced end links, shocks. 
201500 mi

C $700
seized upper strut bearings both sides front 
141000 mi

US $700
Power steering pump wore out. 
150000 mi

US $550
Replaced suspension parts on front end. 
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. 
157480 mi Anti-roll bar drop links worn out. Diagnosed by a mechanic, but parts on order to self-fit. 
184760 mi Rear outer suspension bush (R/H side) failed. 

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1996 Volvo 850 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

212500 mi

US $3100
suspension repair 
178000 mi

US $163
Broken linkage - both sides replaced. 

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1996 Volvo 850 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

201000 mi

Wishbone, suspension arm had to be replaced. 
203000 mi

Replaced Front sway bar links. Got noticed by MOT technician. Car was tested OK, but advice was given for replacement. 
211000 mi

Replaced wishbone on driver's side (RH). 
219000 mi

Replaced rear-shocks and spings. Have put non self leveling in this time.  
224000 mi

Rear arm bush broke, replaced. 

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1996 Volvo 850 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

186300 mi

US $1300
189000 mi Shocks need to be replaced. 
190000 mi Needed new shocks when sold. 

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1995 Volvo 850

Engine not specified

200000 mi

US $300
Tie rod ends had play. Both sides replaced. Play in linkage. Both sides replaced. 
215140 mi Upper tie-rod replaced. 
242420 mi

C $327
Tie Rods and wheel bearings replaced on the front 
165000 mi

US $500
Replaced Steering u-joint. 
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  

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1995 Volvo 850 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

120000 mi Driver side ball joint replaced. 
192000 mi

US $1000
Car failed safety inspection due to front suspension (loose), failing driver's side windshield wiper mount, and hole in exhaust system. Didn't repair -donated and bought another Volvo. 

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1995 Volvo 850 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

208000 mi

US $2500
Replaced suspension spring seats, bump stops and bellows, Alignment, 210K Service. 
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 
179000 mi

US $400
Replaced control arms. 
203000 mi

US $502
Replacement of rear shocks and front struts; first replacement in life of car. 
136400 mi

A $800
All new springs, new shocks, rebound rubbers, spring seats and strut bearing plates. 

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