Volvo 740 & Volvo 760 1982 – 1988 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers 1982-1988 Volvo 740 and 760 Series, 4-door sedans and 5-door station wagons, including the following models:
- Volvo 740 GL
- Volvo 740 GLE
- Volvo 740 GLT
- Volvo 740 Turbo
- Volvo 760 GLE
- Volvo 760 Turbo
Note: this manual DOES NOT include diesel engine information.
Introduction to the Volvo 740 and 760
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. The models represent the top of the Volvo range; besides the solidity and attention to safety characteristic of the marque, they are luxuriously equipped.
Engines available in the 760 range are a 2.8 litre V6 and a turbocharged 2.3 litre 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.
Both manual and automatic transmissions are available throughout the range. The manual gearbox 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. 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). Together these two systems offer the best possible handling and safety characteristics on loose or slippery surfaces. Steering is power-assisted on all models….
About this manual
The aim of this manual is to help you get the best value from your vehicle. It can do so in several ways. It can help you 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 a 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.
Introduction: Vehicle Identification Numbers; Buying Parts; Maintenance Techniques, And More.
- Tune-Up And Routine Maintenance
- B230 4-Cylinder Engine
- B28 V6 Engine
- Engine And Overhaul Procedures
- Cooling, Heating And Air-Conditioning Systems
- Fuel And Exhaust Systems
- Engine Electrical Systems
- Emissions Control Systems
- Manual Transmission, Overdrive
- Automatic Transmission, Overdrive
- Rear Axle
- Brakes, ABS
- Suspension And Steering Systems
- Chassis Electrical System
- Wiring Diagrams
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