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I have a 1995 Volvo 960 Wagon, it has about 118K miles on it. Everything else works great and runs great except the I'm having some problems with the front end suspension components, to be honest I don't really know what is wrong with it. Let me explain, when I drive my car and apply the brakes, the front wheels seem to move back a little bit. Maybe an inch or less. It is noticable and I can feel it through the steering wheel. It is more noticing if you apply the brakes to a complete stop then let go of the brakes, you can really see it if you have other shiney car right next to you. It happens to both driver side and passenger side. I have had the control arm bushings replaced (both sides) and also balljoint. They were bad (I looked at them), I was told that after replacing these parts, the car should run as normal, but it does not. Does anybody have an idea what causes this please help me out. Thank you.

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Which control arm bushings were replaced the big ones or the little ones?There is a little movement which is normal.But yours seems to be too much.There isn't much more to the suspension that will do the besides the control arm bushings.
 

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I have a 1991 960 est, If i am correct, it may well be the anti-roll bar bushes on the cross member just as it goes round under the engine.
I hope this helps...
 

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If you are getting fore and aft movement of the front wheels you need to replace the control arm cone bushings. This is the weak link of the 900 series suspension. This is a very simple and inexpensive job if you have the right size tools. The bushings usually run around $80 for a set from a parts store. I picked up a set on ebay for $33 with shipping! If you are handy all you need to do is jack up the front of car and support it on stands. Reomove the front wheels. You will see diagonal support attached to the contol arm. There are 2 opposed cone bushings where this diagonal meets the arm. Remove the bolt that attaches the diagonal to the lower arm. this is at the front side of the arm. Romever thoe outer cone. Next you have to remove the bolt through the bushing that attaches the diagonal to the chassis. This is the hard part because it requires some muscle and the right size wrenches. Knock out the bolt and lower the diagonal down and to the rear. You will then be able to remove and replace the inner cone bushing. If the Bushing at the other end of the diagonal is worn you might want to replace that to but it usually is okay and wqould need to be pressed in. Reverse the order to reinstal. Check with a repair manual for torque values when reinstalling. You will be amazed at the difference when the job is done. If you planning to have a shop do the work at least you know how easy a job it is and the should not charge more than 1 1/2 labor if that much. Don't go to Volvo for the parts unless you have deep pockets or an oil well.
I hope I have been of some help. Good luick!
 

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neg on the cone bushings, thats only pre 95
this is what a 960 95+ s/v90 sus looks like
95+ 960
make sure they put the right bushings in there. there are two different numbers. one for front of a-arm, one for rear of a-arm.
other then that, maybe the rack/ rod ends.
 
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