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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

£150
Wishbone, suspension arm had to be replaced. 
203000 mi

£60
Replaced Front sway bar links. Got noticed by MOT technician. Car was tested OK, but advice was given for replacement. 
211000 mi

£150
Replaced wishbone on driver's side (RH). 
219000 mi

£158
Replaced rear-shocks and spings. Have put non self leveling in this time.  
224000 mi

£45
Rear arm bush broke, replaced. 

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1996 Volvo 850 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

186300 mi

US $1300
Steering 
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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