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1994 volvo 850 running hot

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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1994 volvo 850 running hot

Post by Chrigibson » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:37 pm

Volvo runs hot while in idle and in stop and go driving any help appreciated need to figure out what part needs replacing.



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Re: 1994 volvo 850 running hot

Post by Ocelot » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:17 am

Well, I like to help you out but first look into the MVS posting standard thread and then come back here with more information about your Volvo and what's going on.


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Re: 1994 volvo 850 running hot

Post by tardcart » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:05 am

low speed overheating is related to the auxiliary fan not operating.



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Re: 1994 volvo 850 running hot

Post by Ozark Lee » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:13 pm

^^This.

If your Air Conditioner is working a quick and dirty check is to make sure that the radiator fan comes on along with the air conditioner. If the air conditioner is not working then you should be able to hear the fan cycle on when the dash gauge starts to creep up. The relay is typically the culprit rather than the fan.

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'94 850 N/A 5 speed
'96 Platinum Edition Turbo
Previous:
1999 V70XC - Nautic Blue - Totaled while parked.
1999 V70XC - RIP - Wrecked Parts Car.
1998 S70 T5
1996 850 N/A
1989 740 GLT
1986 740 GLT
1972 142 Grand Luxe

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