'93 850 oil leak / clutch replacement

Discussion in 'Volvo 850' started by RAZ, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. RAZ

    RAZ Guest

    just recently this 1993 850 manual 5 speed, with 160k miles on it, has
    started leaking oil. I checked closely and it seems to be coming from a slot
    between the engine and the clutch housing on the drivers' side. Any ideas
    what it could be?

    It also needs a clutch. How dificult is it to do far a good home garage
    mechanic? How much time should it take and any special tools needed?

    RAZ, Apr 18, 2007
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    James Sweet Guest

    Rear main seal most likely.

    I've done clutches on RWD cars and that's not too hard, never tried on a
    FWD Volvo though so I can't answer that one.
    James Sweet, Apr 18, 2007
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    Glenn Klein Guest

    Unless you have a lift in your home this job is very difficult to
    perform you have to support the motor lower the sub frame remove both
    axles then remove the transmission not to easy on your back it is not a
    great job to perform with the car raised up on the lift. The total labor
    charge vary s from dealer to dealer we charge 8 hours @ $105.00 a hour
    the rear main seal costs about $20.00 the clutch disc & pressure plate
    are approximatively $100.00
    Volvo Certified Technician
    ASE Certified Technician
    Glenn Klein, Apr 19, 2007
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    RAZ Guest


    Thanks for the reply. I thought that it might come out from the top. I'm
    capable but not willing to do it on my back.

    I guess I'll have to start looking around to get quotes.

    RAZ, Apr 19, 2007
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    c.fiedler Guest

    Bob, Glenn's advice is certainly sound. His labor rate , however, is
    symptomatic of why GENUWINE Volvo service is out of sight. MANY
    knowledgeable mechanics can do this work and will do so for half the
    labor rate or a tad more. This is not work which can only be done by
    Volvo techs.

    My advice: shop around for a registered ASE mechanic who is familiar
    with Volvos. Your wallet will thank you.

    Chuck Fiedler
    Nothing but Volvo since 1974
    c.fiedler, Apr 19, 2007
  6. Here in Lower Austria I can recommend one which I have been lucky to have here
    in the little village where I have my condominion. A guy who has been working at
    different genuine services, probably the longest period at a Volvo service, and
    opened his own one man repair shop and repairs all brands at an affordable
    price. He likes his work, is interested, gives economically sound advice. One
    has to book ahead usually 2-3 weeks. If I had not known him, I probably never
    would have dared to buy a Volvo.

    But I assume that Bob is living somewhere very distant from this garage ;-)


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    viktor weisshaeupl, Apr 28, 2007
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