Ready to rebuild your 850 n/a trans or have it rebuilt?
How much should a New Transmission Job Cost?
Figure $2000 to $3000 depending on what you need. If you purchased the car for $1000 just put a guaranteed used trans in it . They sell for about $600 and to put it in shoudl cost you $250 to $300. You will have to find an independent mechanic to do this.
asg1986 » I would expect to pay around $3,000– this is what my mechanic said it would cost for him to do it. They say it is 10 hours of labor, and then you have to pay for the used (but warrantied) transmission. I couldn’t afford it, so I did this job myself last summer. What takes them 10 hours too me about 70 hours, but I think I could do it again much faster. You have a good wrench set, a torque ratchet, someway of lifting the car and engine (I used chains and a 2 by 4 for the engine) and jacks set up on wood for the car, and you also need some torque sockets (the star ones). I purchased the transmission for $100 at the local pick n’ pull. It is a long, messy job, but definitely worth it if you can’t afford for someone else to do it! Also, it is very satisfying when it starts up and works!
Oh, and I think that you can probably get those solenoids that you’re talking about from a local junk yard. If I’m right, they are inside the black housing on the transmission towards the front of the car. This is bolted to the transmission using torque bolts. This may be a solution to your problem!
Bonus! More on the Volvo 850
Volvo unveiled an entirely new model series in June 1991, the Volvo 850 GLT. The Volvo 850 GLT was launched under the banner of “A dynamic car with four world-beating breakthroughs”.
The four new features were: transverse 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels, Delta-link rear axle which combined the dynamics and ride comfort of independent suspension with the security of a live rear axle, the SIPS integrated side-impact protection system, and the self-adjusting front seat belt mechanism.
The exterior design of the 850 bore a strong Volvo identity, and its 740 and 940 heritage was immediately apparent.
Volvo 850 GLT received a tumultuous welcome; seldom has a new car reaped so many awards as the 850.
Over the intervening years, the 850 series has been expanded with additional variants, among them turbocharged petrol versions and a direct-injection turbo-diesel.
The Volvo 850 was also the first car in the world to offer side-impact airbags, which were introduced in autumn 1994.
In model year 1997, the S70 replaced the 850 Sedan car.
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