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#438 of 505 problems with sidelights and dashlights
Sep 22, 2007 (1:02 pm)
hi i own a 1995 volvo 850 estate,ive got a couple of problems with the lights, my sidelights dont work,even though the main beam and full beam are ok,ive checked bulbs and fuses and all is ok,also my dash lights flicker on and off for about 2 mins then cease to work altogether,any advice from a volvo mechanic or someone with sound knowledge would be much appreciated,im a panel beater to trade so im not totally clueless with the workings of the car but im just a little lost as where to start with the electrics on this one!!!!
#440 of 505 '96 850R / Engine Tapping
Nov 13, 2007 (9:06 am)
Over the weekend my car developed a very noticeable tapping sound that appears to be internal to the engine. I can't tell if it's coming from the top or bottom of the engine... The problem occurred while accelerating to enter the interstate while the turbo was producing about 15PSI. The tapping sound is consistent with increase and decrease in RPM's. Other than the tapping sound, the engine appears to be operating as normal - no misfiring , hesitation, knocking etc.
The car has 96,000 original miles on it and has been maintained very well. The current oil is Penzoil full synthetic 10W30.
Can anybody offer suggestion as to where to begin? Is this a known problem with this engine? Any info will be greatly appreciated.
#441 of 505 Re: Volvo versus plymouth? [momonly]
Dec 07, 2007 (7:51 am)
In the used market there are many Volvos with 250,000 miles or more that are still commanding 'big bucks'. For that to happen, two things have to be present: the cars have durable drivetrains, and the have to be cosmetically acceptable eg no rust. The Horizon was not a good car when new and likely only worth more than scape metal pound rate because it 'only' has 40,000 miles on it. Eather car will likely get another 50,000 miles out of them which is more than you will drive them before getting a different car, so the desision is what is left of mid-size luxury for a couple of years or econobox junk when new for $500 more.
#442 of 505 Volvo 850 Wagon filling up with water!
Dec 09, 2007 (7:24 am)
I have owned a 97 Volvo 850 Wagon for over 5 years without ever having an interior water leak. Recently I have had 2 inches of water on the passenger side but the drivers side was dry and then just the opposite water on the drivers side and not the passenger side. Both sides are dry now even after a heavy rain but my wife made this comment to me; "while you were gone last we had a heavy rain and when I was driving the car I thought I heard water sloshing around" The last time I had work done on the car was last summer when I had the AC repaired and the evaporator replaced. Could there be any correlation between replacing the AC and my current leak problem?
#443 of 505 94 volvo850 wagon
Jan 05, 2008 (6:55 pm)
i am working on my neighbors 850 wagon she said it wont start. i went to her house on new years day to look at it went to fuel pump it works,air filter it was claen, wires still read 94 volvo on them. i told her to tow it to my house ii wanted to look at inside of dist cap.pulled it in garage cap and rotor were built up with corosion,replaced cap,rotor,wires,plugs still no spark.took my ohm's tester to coil and igniter they test good. i am looking for some help on what else to look for to test or replace,can anyone help? thank you john ">
#444 of 505 Head light lens removal
Jan 08, 2008 (2:07 pm)
On my 850 the reflector that carries the bulb has dropped. I will have to remove the front lens to access the reflector assembly. how do I remove the Lens. I know I have to remove the wiper assy. but from there on I'm lost. Thanks for any advice . Ted
#445 of 505 crank-no start
Jan 14, 2008 (11:52 am)
I have an 850 turbo that cranks, but won;t start. when i turn the key i don;t hear the usual ticking noise.. Vehicle has a new starter and i checked power to the starter, alt and to the ignition. I'm at a loss and can't seem to find any issues. I've ripped through the wiring looking for bad grounds and cut wires. So far i can;t find anything wrong. Any ideas on wear to go from here? i tried accessing codes from under the hood with side "A" pin six and the socket is dead. all other sockets will retrieve codes though. i have a newer cam sensor and rpm sensor. any help would be grateful thanks mark.
#446 of 505 Re: crank-no start 
Jan 14, 2008 (1:39 pm)
a cam sensor fixed the one i was working on, however i was told that the temp sensor would also have a no spark as well. good luck
#447 of 505 Re: crank-no start [ocfj40]
Jan 14, 2008 (11:24 pm)
I just replaced the cam sensor about a month and a half ago. The car had a crank no start like it does now. The wierd part about it all is that i ohm'd out the new and old cam sensor and they were the same reading. I still went ahead and installed the new cam sensor and the vehicle fired up. I"m puzzled and feel like i'm chasing a ghost. I hate to bring it to a shop, but my manual is pretty basic. Well thank you for your insight. Mark