Volvo 740 & 760 Petrol 1982-1991 Haynes Service Repair Manual

Volvo 740 & 760 Petrol 1982-1991 Haynes Service Repair Manual scr1

Volvo 740 & 760 Petrol 1982 – 1991 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers 740 and 760 Sedan and Estate including special/limited editions.

DOES NOT cover Diesel models.


The Volvo 760 Saloon was introduced to the UK market in July 1982. followed by the 740 Saloon in October 1984. Estate versions became available for the 1986 model year.

Engines available in the 760 range are a 2.8 litre V-6 and a turbocharged 2.3 litre in-line four-cylinder, both with fuel Injection. The turbocharged engine is also available in the 740 range, other options being the same engine without the turbo, with either fuel injection or a carburettor. In August 1987, a fuel-injected, 2.0 litre in-line, four-cylinder engine became available in the 740 range, followed a year later by a 2.3 litre DOHC 16-valve version.

Both manual and automatic transmissions are available throughout the range. The manual transmission may be 5-speed, or 4-speed plus overdrive. The automatic transmission fitted to UK models may be 4-speed, or 3-speed plus overdrive. Drive is taken to the rear wheels via a traditional live rear axle or, on later 760 Saloon models, via independent rear suspension. A limited slip differential is available as an optional extra.

Braking is by discs all round, the handbrake acting on separate drums on the rear wheels. Anti-lock braking (ABS) Is available on later models, sometimes in conjunction with electronic traction control (ETC). Steering Is power-assisted on all models.

Engines covered:

  • 2.0 litre (1986cc) fuel injected OHC
  • 2.3 litre (2316cc) turbocharged OHC
  • 2.3 litre (2316cc) fuel injected OHC
  • 2.3 litre (2316cc) carburettored OHC
  • 2.3 litre (2316cc) fuel injected DOHC
  • 2.8 litre (2849cc) fuel injected OHC V6

Transmissions Covered:

  • M46 4-speed manual with overdrive
  • M47 and M47 II 5-speed manual
  • AW70, AW71, AW72 and ZF4HP22 4-speed automatic

NOTE: Only maintenance, adjustment, minor repair procedures plus removal and installation are described for the transmissions.


  • Routine Maintenance
  • Tune-Up Procedures
  • Engine Repair
  • Cooling And Heating
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Fuel And Exhaust
  • Emissions Control
  • Ignition
  • Brakes
  • Suspension And Steering
  • Electrical Systems
  • Wiring Diagrams

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The aim of this manual is to help you gef the best from your car It can do so In several Ways. It can help yo?j decide what work must be done (even should you choose to get it done by a garage), provide information on routine maintenance and servicing and give a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur. However, it is hoped that you will use the manual by tackling the work yourself. On simpler jobs it may even be quicker than booking the car into a garage and going there twice to leave and collect it. Perhaps most important, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the costs the garage must charge to cover its labour and overheads.

The manual has drawings and descriptions to show the function of the various components so that their layout can be understood. Then the tasks are described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence so that even a novice can do the work.

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