Re: Safety concern 850 wagon?
4 volvos wrote:
> Just found out from my mechanic that my 850 wagon's rear bushings need
> replacing. Apparently they are badly seized and require manual
> chiseling out. Long job and cost $800 +
> Just wondering: are there any safety concerns having bad bushings or is
> it only comfort / noise issue?
> Am I OK to wait with the repairs till spring?
> 1996 850 Wagon
If these are the bushings I'm thinking they are, they're over $200!
each, and are a real pain to change. The rear suspension can move out
of alignment several degrees when these are bad, and as a result you'll
get some random rear wheel steering (unsafe) and it'll eat rear tires.
So you pretty well need to do this ASAP.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
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