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How to replace a door in a 1994 850 Turbo Wagon

(in this case rear door, drivers side) replace a door on a Volvo 850 I was at the U-Pull yard today and good fortune was upon me as I found a 1996 850 sedan that was the same colour as mine and did not have the rust eating away at it, so I grabbed it and made off like man possessed.

There are, as always a couple of caveats, fistfuls of colourful language and the almost inevitable missing socket : ( The door is fairly heavy, it is manageable if you are a single operator, however I would recommend a two man job as the alignment is a little tricky and you do not want to damage the paint on either the door or the car.


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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