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Volvo 850, Wagon
#496 of 505 rear washer reservoir
Feb 03, 2010 (10:33 am)
I think it is in the rear with a seperate tank- should be able to access by removing floor or corner panel. The V serious does utilize the engine compartment reservoir.
#497 of 505 Re: Rear window wash reservoir for Volvo 850 Station Wgn [kevin0302]
Feb 06, 2010 (7:25 pm)
In my '96 850GLT there is no reservoir in the back where the reservoirs were in older wagons (rear right side below the deck level). There is only some sort of backflow-preventer/check valve for the hose that runs to the washer nozzle. It looks to me like the front does both ends. Mine is clogged/pinched, or something because I get insufficient pressure/volume to the back. I guess that if it really bothered me, I'd do something about it. Maybe next Spring.... Good luck.
#498 of 505 Help!!! Overheated Volvo 950 Turbo, now will not start!
Oct 01, 2010 (6:14 am)
Hello and thanks for any advice,
My 1998 Volvo 850 Turbo overheated on the way home. It ends up that the outflow on the radiator cracked off in the hose. I turned the heat on and proceeded to drive home (about 8 miles) now that the radiator has been replaced, the car will not start. There is no oil in the cooling system and no coolant in the oil but the car is no longer getting any spark. What could have happened?
#499 of 505 not starting after having overheating
Oct 01, 2010 (9:34 am)
If the volvo has sat up for a week or longer, it may not start because this could be a sympton of them and not due to the overheating repair.
I have had my 850, 1994 not start when it sat a few weeks or the battery went down. In either case it just took a hot battery and a lot of cranking while repeatably pulsing the accelerator pedal. Sooner or later it will sputter and catch up. Make sure you are getting gas to injectors and have a spark. You may press the fuel rail pressue valve to make sure there is pressure in the injector rail. Andy
#500 of 505 Still an issue
Oct 01, 2010 (9:51 am)
Thanks Andy. The car, did in fact, sit for a few weeks without being started. I charged the Battery and cranked the crap out of it but got nowhere. There were no issues with starting the car before the overheating. A neighbor stopped by and said it now appears that there is no spark coming from the distributor. Never had that issue before,so now I'm fresh out of ideas again!
#501 of 505 check engine light
Nov 20, 2010 (10:30 pm)
HELP! Replaced both O2 sensors, the gas cap, the filler pipe gasket had hoses checked and repaired 2 loose connections and one small hole, had another hose reconnected that had come loose and disconnected, repaired the cam seal on the distributor end, replaced all plugs, plug wires, cap & rotor and now, after about 500 miles, the "Check engine" light is on AGAIN! UGH!! Any suggestions? (When it came on after 500 once before it was hose that had come disconnected...air cleaner I think)
#502 of 505 '93 Volvo 940 wagon radio,dash stuff doesn't work
Jan 13, 2011 (10:27 am)
Drove my '93 Volvo 940 wagon into a parking garage at a hotel radio worked. Two days later when we left a few blocks down the road I noticed that the radio wasn't on, the phone charger outlet (like a lighter) doesn't work. Checked the fuses under ashtray they are all okay. However, the little amber security light on the radio seems to blink okay. I would love to get him noisy again. Thanks so much.
Dec 16, 2011 (1:23 pm)
Dear all - i am the second owner of a 1995 volvo 850 Turbo wagon. My family and i live in new york city and we have used the car for the past five years. The odometer as stopped but i believe that the mileage is just under 200,000 miles.
My concern -several days ago my wife was involved in an accident resulting in considerable front end damage to the volvo.
in speaking to my body shop the cost of the parts (headlights, radiator , airbags etc. etc. is running about $2000)
in looking at craigslist, I see a number of 95 850 wagons for sale for around $1000 . question --will the parts of an 850 wagon be compatible with my 850 Turbo?
I also see a 94 volvo 850 turbo-would that be a better fit
#504 of 505 Air conditioning Unit
Feb 22, 2012 (10:49 am)
Can someone tell me if we can bypass the airconditioning belt on the main air conditioner. It is frozen and it broke the mail belt.
Jul 03, 2012 (8:37 am)
Surely this has been answered by now. If not, it can be done. I bypassed mine for about 9 months while I weathered winter and a search for a good used compressor. I took some string, measured the length minus the A/C compressor, verified the length with a measuring tape then simply searched for one at my auto parts store. After the fact, I realized that there is probably one made for Volvos without A/C. Duh! When I got the used compressor installed, the shop threw the short belt away. I went back to claim it for what I sadly expect will be future use, again.