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Replace Timing Belt Tensioner?

Replacing the timing belt tensioner on your Volvo can alleviate many fears and concerns, especially if you’re gearing up for an adventure or trip. If you just purchased a Volvo and you’re unsure when the timing belt tensioner was replaced we recommend erring on the side of caution and replacing. You hear horror stories all […]

Replace Upper Engine Mount with OEM Bushing

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Upper Engine Mount w/OEM Bushing The 850’s upper engine mount is designed to hold the engine in place. Without it, the engine would thrash back and forth in the engine bay and damage nearly everything near it. There are two lower engine mounts that are responsible for the engine’s weight, but these are out of […]

Replace Upper Engine Mount

The 850’s upper engine mount is designed to hold the engine in place. Without it, the engine would thrash back and forth in the engine bay and damage nearly everything near it. There are two lower engine mounts that are responsible for the engine’s weight, but these are out of scope for this How To section. Replace […]

Replace the evaporator in an 850

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Want to replace the evaporator in an 850? Here’s a downloadable PDF with a step-by-step tutorial and photos by MVS member Chuck: Here’s the documented results of the recent evaporator replacement I performed on my 1997 850GLT wagon. I went into the job intending to create this “how-to” guide, since almost everything I found out […]

Replace Upper Engine Mount w/ Polyurethane Bushing

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Replace your upper engine mount bushings with polyurethane The 850’s upper mount is designed to hold the engine in place. Without it, the engine would thrash back and forth in the bay and damage everything near it. Overtime, these bushings hold on to that engine every single day. It’s a tough job. Eventually, they wear […]