2forty ask the question: “I am looking for the link that provides instructions on how to replace the control arms on a 1996 Volvo 850 Wagon. I tried to search the forum but not having much luck. Appreciate your assistance!”
Ozark Lee goes into great detail on the 850 control arm replacement.
Moderator Ozark Lee says:
“I thought for sure that we had a writeup on control arms but we sure don’t. I would like to say that it is just 3 bolts and you are done but it is never that easy. The Haynes manual is pretty good there but I guess I need to do a writeup on the next one that I change. That doesn’t help you now.
With all of the fat boiled away it really is a matter of removing three bolts, removing the control arm, and then bolting the replacement back in but there are some “Gotchas” along the way.
Before you even start I would order new hardware unless you are buying a blue box kit, it comes with new hardware. The part numbers for the kits (with hardware) are 271901 for the left and 271902 for the right. If you are buying what they call OEM from FCP or eEuroparts then you will also need to order (per control arm) 2x 965195, 2x 971099, 1x 965186, and 1x 971098.”