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Volvo 740, 760 Repair Manual 1982-1988

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This DIY repair and service manual by Haynes 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

Volvo 760 Sedans were introduced in 1982, followed by the 740 Series in 1984. 740 and 760 series cars represent the top of the Volvo range.

760 Series cars are powered by 2.8L V6 or 2.3L Turbo 4-cylinder, both fuel-injected engines. 740 Series cars are powered by 2.3L 4-cylinder engines, with or without turbocharger.

Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 4-speed plus overdrive manual, a 5-speed manual, a 3-speed plus overdrive automatic, or 4-speed automatic transmission.

If you want to tackle repairs and maintenance on your own Volvo while avoiding expensive trips to the shop, this 1988 Volvo 740 GL Owners Manual can help you do your own work on the 1988 Volvo 740 Turbo. Learn about the driveshaft, body, chassis electrical system, fuel and exhaust systems, engine electrical systems, overhaul procedures and get tips on tune-up and routine maintenance.

Note: this manual DOES NOT include diesel engine information.

Book Excerpt: 1982-1988 Volvo 740, 760 Repair Manual


  1. Cable adjustment is correct when the free play at the release fork is as given in the specifications. Adjust if necessary by means of the locknuts and threaded adjuster at the end of the cable casing.
  2. To remove the cable, loosen the adjuster as far as possible. Disconnect the return spring (if equipped) from the release fork and unhook the cable. If a rubber insulator is installed at the end of the cable, note which way it faces.
  3. Remove the trim panel below the steering column for access to the pedals. Remove the retainer which secures the cable to the petal.
  4. Pull the cable into the engine bay and remove it.
  5. Install by reversing the removal operations, making sure the cable is correctly routed. Adjust the cable on completion.

  1. Disconnect the fluid supply hose from the master cylinder. Have a container ready to catch the fluid which will spill. Wash spilled fluid off paint immediately.
  2. Disconnect the pressure pipe union from the end of the cylinder. Be prepared for further fluid spillage. Cover the open pipe union with a plastic bag and a rubber band to keep dirt out.
  3. Remove the trim panel below the steering column.
  4. Remove the clevis pin which secures the clutch pedal to the master cylinder pushrod (photo).
  5. Remove the two nuts which secure the master cylinder to the firewall.
  6. Remove the master cylinder, being careful not to drip fluid onto the paint.

  1. Remove the trim or storage pocket from the outboard side of the seat base. Unbolt the seat bolt anchorage (photo).
  2. Move the seat forwards. Remove the single bolt from the rear of each track - these may be concealed by trim covers (photo).
  3. Move the seat rearwards. Remove any trim covers, and then remove the single bolt from the front of each track (photo).
  4. Disconnect the seat heater, seat belt switch and adjustment motor electrical connectors (as applicable).
  5. Lift the front of the seat, pushing it rearwards at the same time, to free the tracks from their keyhole anchors in the floor. Remove the seat and tracks together.
  6. Install by reversing the removal operations.



  1. Free the seat cushion from its retaining clips by pushing the front edge down and pulling it rearwards (photo). (On early models the clips are slightly different - Fig. 11.20. Lift out the cushion.
  2. Straighten the tongues of the clips which secure the base of the seat back (see photo). Thump the seat back upwards to free it from the top clips and remove it.
  3. The armrest may now be unbolted and removed if necessary.
  4. Install by reversing the removal operations.
  1. Fold the seat cushions forwards. Remove the hinge retaining nuts and lift out the cushions (see photo).
  2. Fold down the seat backs. Pull the pins out of the center mounting (see photo) and release the side mounting pins by turning them with pliers. Lift out the seat backs.
  3. Install by reversing the removal operations.

Subject: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Volvo 740, 760 service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1850105502 | ISBN-13: 9781850105503 | Haynes 97040


  • 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
  • Driveshaft
  • Rear axle
  • Brakes, ABS
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Body
  • Chassis electrical system
  • Wiring diagrams

  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 324 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-85010-550-3
  • Years: 1982 - 1988
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