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A month with a 850, all the issues so far

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by Nico99 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:37 pm

Hi
Its been a month since i bought a 850. The car has given me no serious problems at all. But there are 2 little details that been annoying me
When i roll the driver's window all the way down i get a strange clanking noise and the power antenna isnt working
Thanks


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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:32 pm

Nico99 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Hi
Its been a month since i bought a 850. The car has given me no serious problems at all. But there are 2 little details that been annoying me
When i roll the driver's window all the way down i get a strange clanking noise and the power antenna isnt working
Thanks
I try to not roll the window all the way down. :lol: Power antenna not working is extremely common, mines up so I don't care. There are a couple threads detailing how to replace or rebuild the power antenna motor if you search.


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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by Clemens » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:11 pm

Most probably the rear window guide in the door is broken. Take the door panel off (good videos can be found on how to do that). Tgen check for loose parts inside the door. Replace if necessary.
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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by sventastic » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:25 pm

I have the same clunk when rolling the window all the way down and have been told this part is the culprit
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/saab-w ... tor-roller


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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by June » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:48 pm

It seems to me I recall when the antenna went bad in I think the 1996 960 Volvo put a new mast in it. I had a couple power antennas go bad over the years. I was so happy when Volvo did away with them. June


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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by Nico99 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:54 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Nico99 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Hi
Its been a month since i bought a 850. The car has given me no serious problems at all. But there are 2 little details that been annoying me
When i roll the driver's window all the way down i get a strange clanking noise and the power antenna isnt working
Thanks
I try to not roll the window all the way down. :lol: Power antenna not working is extremely common, mines up so I don't care. There are a couple threads detailing how to replace or rebuild the power antenna motor if you search.
Im trying not to do that but its tricky because of the auto switch


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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by Nico99 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:01 pm

Clemens wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:11 pm
Most probably the rear window guide in the door is broken. Take the door panel off (good videos can be found on how to do that). Tgen check for loose parts inside the door. Replace if necessary.
Well now that ive taken out the door panel, I see youre right the guide is completely loose but not broken. Is there any way to fix it ?


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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by erikv11 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:16 pm

Check the end of the guide where it attaches to the door - that is where they usually break. Even though it looks good it may be broken.


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Re: A month with a 850, all the issues so far

Post by scot850 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:55 pm

There should be a torx or phillips screw about halfway down the back edge of the door below the latch. If it is there, remove it and you will probably find the bracket that should hold the window rear guide has broken and falls into the bottom of the door. Later cars used a rivet to hold it in place. The 850 one may be obsolete but the later V/S 70 one works too.

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