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|Dimensions and weights||96|
|Dimensions and weights||Sedan Models||Wagon models|
|Length||189.9" (482 cm)||190.7" (484 cm)|
|Width||67.3" (171 cm)||67.3" (171 cm)|
|Height, curb weight||56.3" (143 cm)||57.5" (146 cm)|
|Wheelbase||104.3 " (265 cm)||104.3 " (265 cm)|
|Ground clearance (full load)||4.7" (12 cm)||4.7" (12 cm)|
|Track, front||56.3" (143 cm)||56.3" (143 cm)|
|Track, rear||53.5" (136 cm)||53.5" (136 cm)|
|Turning circle (between curbs)||32.2' (9.8 cm)||32.2' (9.8 cm)|
|Curb weight (depending on type)||2919-2985 lbs (1324-1354 kg)||3051-3097 lbs (1384-1405 kg)|
|Gross vehicle weight (GVW)||4030 lbs (1830 kg)||4300 lbs (1950 kg)|
|Capacity weight||960 lbs (435 kg)||1220 lbs (555 kg)|
|Permissible axle weight, front||1885 lbs (855 kg)||1885 lbs (855 kg)|
|Permissible axle weight, rear||2180 lbs (990 kg)||2600 lbs (1180 kg)|
|Max. trailer weight (trailer equipped with service brakes)||3300 lbs (1500 kg)||3300 lbs (1500 kg|
|Max. hitch load||200 lbs. (90 kg)||200 lbs. (90 kg)|
|Cargo Space||Wagon models|
|Length with rear seat up||44.5" (113 cm)|
|Length with rear seat down||74.0" (188 cm)|
|Maximum width||53.1" (135 cm)|
|Height||32.9" (84 cm)|
|Volume with rear seat up||41 cu. ft. (1.2 m3)|
|Volume with rear seat down||76 cu. ft. (2.151 m3)|
|Cargo opening, maximum width||45.7" (116 cm)|
|Cargo opening, maximum height||30.7" (78 cm)|
Dimensions and weighs for Canadian models
|Length||482 cm||484 cm|
|Curb weight (depending on type)||1303-1314 kg||1367-1382 kg|
|Gross vehicle weight||1830 kg||1950 kg|
|Capacity weight||425 kg||495 kg|
|Permissible axle weight, rear||990kg||1120 kg|
Engine B230F (2.3 liters; 141 cu. in.)
Liquid-cooled, gasoline, 4-cylinder in-line engine. Cast-iron cylinder block with cylinders bored directly in block. Aluminum-alloy cylinder head with single overhead camshaft and separate intake and outlet channels. Engine lubrication is provided by a gear pump driven from the crankshaft. Full-flow type oil filter. Exhaust-emission control accomplished by fuel injection, Lambda-sond® system and catalytic converter.
|Output (SAE J1349)||114 hp at 5400 rpm (85 kW at 90 rps)|
|Max. torque (SAE J1349)||136 ft. Ibs. (185 Nm) at 2750 rpm|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Bore||3.78" (96 mm)|
|Stroke||3.15" (80 mm)|
|Displacement||2.32 liters (141 cu.in.)|
|Valve clearance, cold engine inlet and exhaust||Checking:||Adjusting:|
|(0.30-0.40 mm)||(0.35-0.40 mm)|
|Valve clearance, warm engine inlet and exhaust|
|(0.40-0.45 mm)||(0.35-0.40 mm)|
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
|Type||Positive pressure, closed system|
|Thermostat begins to open at||188.6°F(87°C)|
|- fully open at||215°F(97°C)|
|Fan belts, designation||HC-38 X 918 (two)|
|Coolant: Volvo Coolant type C (blue-green)|
The engine is equipped with the LH-Jetronic electronic fuel injection system.
|Ignition setting||(12°B.T.D.C.at 750rpm)|
|Spark plugs||Bosch WR7DC (or equivalent)|
|Spark plug gap||0.028-0.032" (0.7-0.8 mm)|
|Tightening torque||15-22 ft. Ibs. (20-30 Nm)|
|Distributor, direction of rotation||Clockwise|
Manual or automatic transmission.
Hypoid type final drive.
Manual transmission M47 II
1st gear 4.03:1
2nd gear 2.16:1
3rd gear 1.37:1
4th gear 1.00:1
5th gear 0.82:1
Rear axle reduction ratio: 3.31:1
Automatic transmission AW70
1st gear 2.45:1
2nd gear 1.45:1
3rd gear 1:1
Rear axle reduction ratio: 3.73:1
Vehicle speed/1000 engine rpm (manual transmission)
Rear axle ratio 3.31:1
|1 st gear||5.4||8.7|
McPherson type spring and strut suspension. Shock absorbers housed in strut casing. Rack and pinion steering.
Safety-type steering column.
The alignment specifications apply to an unloaded car but include fuel, coolant and spare wheel.
Toe-in, measured on the wheel rim: 1/16" ± 3/64 "(1.5 ± 1.0 mm)
Camber (not to exceed 1/2° difference between sides):
-All..................................................................................... +1/4° to + 3/4°
(Reduce camber if excessive wear on tire outer shoulder is observed)
Caster: not adjustable
|Fuel tank||15.8 US gals||60 liters|
|-manual transmission||9.9 US qts||9.4 liters|
|-automatic transmission||9.7 US qts||9.2 liters|
|-expansion tank separately||0.7 US qts||0.6 liters|
|-oil and filter change||4.0 US qts||3.85 liters|
|-oil changed separately||3.5 US qts||3.35 liters|
|-manual, M47 II||1.6 US qts||1.5 liters|
|-automatic, AW70||7.8 US qts||7.4 liters|
|Rear axle - 1030||1.4 US qts||1.3 liters|
|- 1031||1.7 US qts||1.6 liters|
|Power steering gear||0.8 US qts||0.75 liters|
|Windshield washer fluid||3.4 US qts||3.2 liters|
12 V, negative ground. Voltage-controlled alternator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.
|450 A/90 min|
- rated output
|Lights, 12 V||US bulb No.||Power||Socket||No. of bulbs|
|Headlights||9004||45 W/65 W||2|
|Position Lights, front||1157NA||21 W/24 cp||BaY 15d||2|
|5 W/2.2 cp||2|
|Turn Signals, front||1157NA||21 W/24 cp||BaY 15d||2|
|5 W/2.2 cp|
|Turn Signals, rear||1156||21 W/32 cp||Ba 15s||2|
|Brake light/tail light||1157||21 W/31 cp||BaY 15d||2|
|5 W/3 cp|
|High-mounted brake light||1156||21 W/32 cp||Ba 15s||1|
|Back-up Lights||1156||21 W/32 cp||Ba 15s||2|
|Rear fog lights||1156||21 W/32 cp||Ba 15s||2|
|The following bulbs may be obtained from your nearest Volvo dealer.|
|Rear ash tray lights||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|License plate Light, Sedan||4 W||Ba9s||2|
|License plate Light, Wagon||5 W||S8.5-8||2|
|Interior Light||10 W||S8.5-8||1|
|Glovebox Light||2 W||Ba9s||1|
|Instrument Panel Light||3 W||W2.1x9.5d||2|
|Control Panel Light||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||3|
|Shift position, Auto Transmission||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Engine Compartment Light||15 W||S8.5-8||1|
|Trunk Light||15 W||S8.5-8||1|
|Warning Indicator Lamps|
|Turn Signals||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||2|
|Brake Failure||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Parking Brake||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Oil Pressure||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Overdrive Off(automatic trans)||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Warning Flashers||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|El. Heated Window||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
|Seat Belts||2 W||Ba9s||2|
|Bulb Failure||1.2 W||W2x4.6d||1|
Recommended max. and min. speeds*, mph (km/h)
Manual transmission M47 II
|1st gear||2nd gear||3rd gear||4th gear||5th gear|
* always observe posted speed limits.
Wheel nut wrench.
2 screwdrivers (1 Phillips, 1 standard)
2 open end wrenches.
The tires on your Volvo will perform to specifications at all normal loads when inflated as recommended on the tire information label located on the rear facing side of the right front door. This label lists both tire and vehicle design limits. Do not load your car beyond the load limits indicated.
See Consumer Information Booklet for complete tire pressure information.
Sample Tire Pressure Label
|Model||Vehicle capacity weight|| Recommended tire pressure |
(for fuel economy)
| Optimal Tire Pressure|
|Special Spare|| Special Spare |
| ||Tire Size|| ||Front/rear|
|Sedan, USA||970 lbs||36||250||36||250||185/70T14||26||180||27||190||165-14||36||250|
|Sedan, Canada||425 kg||35||245||35||245||185/70T14||26||180||27||190||165-14||36||250|
|Wagon, USA||1220 lbs||36||250||36||250||185R 14 S||27||190||30||210||175-14||40||280|
|Wagon, Canada||495 kg||35||245||35||245||185R 14 S||26||180||30||210||175-14||40||280|
Service Manuals for your Volvo are available for purchase. These are the
same used by competent Volvo technicians. Each major system in the car is
covered by an individual Manual. These are grouped into ten sections and
placed into a binder system. (Note that manuals and binders may be obtained separately or in preassembled sets.)
Major sections within the binder system include: 0-General Information; 1-Service and Maintenance; 2-Engine; 3-Electrical System and Instruments: 4-Power Transmission: 5-Brakes: 6-Suspension and Steering; 7-Frame, Springs, Dampers and Wheels; 8-Body: 9-Accessories and Other Equipment.
A Service Manual Brochure/Order Form was placed in the car prior to delivery from the dealer to you. Complete ordering information is provided.
Please note that these manuals may be offered for sale by your Volvo dealer. Prices charged by the dealer can vary from those listed in the brochure (according to Federal law).
Additional copies of the Brochure/Order Form may be obtained from your Volvo dealer, or by mail directly from:
Volvo Cars of North America
Rockleigh Industrial Park
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
Attention: Volvo Service Literature
Note that the above pertains to vehicles sold in the U.S.A. only. Canadian
owners should contact their authorized Volvo dealer to obtain Service
Volvo supports Voluntary Mechanic Certification by the N.I.A.S.E. Certified
mechanics have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific
Besides passing exams each mechanic must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued.
These professional mechanics are fully able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary service procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.
Note! The above pertains to USA only.
Your new Volvo comes with a three year road
assistance program known as ON-CALL. Additional
information, features, and benefits are described in a
separate information package in your glove
Child Restraint Anchorages
Volvo cars are fitted with child restraint top tether anchorages in the rear seat. There are three anchorages under the rear section of the car's rear window shelf on sedans and in the back of the rear seat in wagons. When the car is delivered, the holes for these anchorages are covered by plastic screws. In cars designated for Canada, one top tether anchorage set will be in the glove box. In cars designated for the U.S., a coupon good for one set, will be provided by mail. The top tether anchorage set includes the top tether anchorage plate, an M8 bolt (30 mm long) and a plastic trim cover. If another set is needed, consult your Volvo dealer.
Installing the top tether
Remove the plastic screw covering the anchorage point you want to use. This can be done with a suitable coin. The screw is removed counter-clockwise.
Place the top tether anchorage plate as shown in the illustration. Using the M8 bolt, tighten securely, to 16 ± 2.5 ft.lbs. Place the plastic trim plate over the anchorage plate, if desired.