Question about 1995 Volvo 960
I have only just bought this car for a great price. It has only just passed it's MOT. The rear end of the car however is very low. I have jacked the rear end up and every thing looks OK. The shock are fine and not leaking.
Is there springs and if so how easy to change???? Do you think it would be expensive to buy the parts???
Your help would be great....
I have had the same symptom on my 1994' 960 (sedan).
I thought (told by the dealer) the shocks had worn out (although the car was only 110000 km !...), so I had the dealer change them (they had a promotion). It did not change much of anything, except it lifts a little bit more (about 1 cm more), but still "sags" after about 1/2 hour.
It takes about 1 km driving to pump back up.
I have never been observing that symptom on nivomat-equipped 940 wagons with solid rear axles, and knowing that 960 sedans (with multilink rear suspension) having nivomat wider (3.5") than rear solid axle wagons (940 and early 960) which are 2.5".
So, my interpretation is those wider ones support a great deal of the weight, even more that of 940 wagons, so they react differently by sagging more, due to internal micro-leaks.
Also, and consistently, springs with nivomats are thinner and they may also wear out faster than on standard supension, putting even more load on nivomats to compensate.
Therefore my conclusion was :
- It is not because of the shocks,
- It may be the springs
- It is not really a problem, is it ?
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