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rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

Post by rguzz » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:07 am

If it's in the shop for the sway bar let them do it. IIRC one of those bolts sits right on top of the rear exhaust pipe, and takes a beating from all that heat. Odds are you will break one of the two off, which I of course did. I replaced with two new ones, genuine Volvo, 11-12 bucks a piece, maybe? Car lived in SE USA all it's life as well. Rest of the job is easy, though, fender rivets minor PIA. New brackets, yeah for sure.

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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

Post by 850forum » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:21 am

Well... the mechanic, who owns a Volvo, says there is a weld involved, so its a bodyshop job to take it apart.
Anyone think this is correct for a 1995 850 turbo wagon?

Maybe I'll take that offer of a pair of brackets, and get the rest of the hardware, and try doing it myself if it doesn't keep raining.

But they are getting a junkyard sway bar since they don't make them anymore... seems they have several odd diameters, down to a fraction of a mm... Other pieces & bushing were no problem.

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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

Post by 850forum » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:38 am

IDPA is giving slightly different volvo PNs than in this post:

1999 V70T5M56 Rear Bumper Bracket Replacement 6816114 and shock cup 3546435
abscate » June 26th, 2018, 11:21 am

2 each 6816114 Brackets
IDPA says volvo says 6816115

4 each 988182 986504 Flange Screw
IDPA says volvo says M10x20 988182 the short ones

2 each 982831 Bracket screw (the long ones; called flange screw by volvo)
IDPA says volvo says PN 982833 for the long ones

ALSO 6 POP RIVETS FOR THE FENDER ATTACHMENT - any blind rivet.

He says that the flange screws are a hardware store item as long as I can find the good quality ones not the cheap junk usually sold. What am I looking for, is "class A" the term? I know good bolts have one, two, or three lines on the bolt head showing their strength.

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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

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Re: rear bumper sagging - info on bracket?

Post by erikv11 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:29 am

850forum wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:21 am
Well... the mechanic, who owns a Volvo, says there is a weld involved, so its a bodyshop job to take it apart.
Anyone think this is correct for a 1995 850 turbo wagon? ...
No.

My 95 was a sedan, but no welds when I did this repair there. And no welds when I did it on my 96 wagon. And I've never heard of anyone dealing with welds for this repair, back to 93 model cars ...

from viewtopic.php?t=56982&p=288019 the best way to tell what diameter a P80 sway bar is, is by the color of the paint splotches on it:

front sway bar part #s:
9173982 O.Dia 20 mm (marked red)
9173983 O.Dia 21 mm (marked yellow)
9173471 O.Dia 21.5 mm (marked yellow/blue)

rear sway bar part #s, probable O.Diameter:
9191459 (marked green) 19.5 mm
9191461 (marked yellow) 20 mm
9191462 (marked blue) 20.8 mm
9191494 (marked black) 21 mm

It's nice to get a thicker bar if you can, but the green one in the back is better than none at all back there.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 285k
'06 S60 R, 160k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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