Volvo 740 Saloon
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.
Service and Repair Manual
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