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Does any one know where I can scare me up the air dam that goes under the inter cooler/radiator and behind the front bumper for an 850? <p>I was looking under the bumper at the hoses connect my car's windscreen washer pump to find a leak and noticed there where two pieces of plastic that where hanging down on the right and left side secured by a 10 or 12 mm bold. Seems an air dam goes there. <p>There are no wrecking yards close to where I live that have an 850. <p>Thanks.<br>
 

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Re: Centre Airdam (DVolvoguy777)

What about a local Volvo repair shop? They may or may not have the part but could probably locate it.
 

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I was just at Patrick Volvo here in IL on Sat. They may have one in stock but maybe too expencive. I do not know of an indy Volvo repair shop where I am located but will look. <p>Thanks for the advice!
 

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They're called <B>air guides</B> and there are two, one small and one larger. The small one is cheap, the large one is somewhere a bit north of 100 bucks.<br>Most used ones will have one or some of the tabs cracked or broken (which is why they get replaced quite often) as they won't stay on withour ALL the tabs in one piece
 

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Re: Centre Airdam (DVolvoguy777)

i believe fcpgroton has one<p>6808693 Skid Plate Front (Air Duct) for models w/ 2 bulb headlight system $95.00 Genuine Volvo <p>worked fine for me.<p><A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo850other.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo850other.htm</A>
 

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Thanks for the help folks, Ill get the air guide fixed. Ill get the part orderd today infact. <p>I saw a thread on Volvospeed that called it an air dam. That is why I called it so.<p>Have a great day!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVolvoguy777</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the help folks, Ill get the air guide fixed. Ill get the part orderd today infact. <p>I saw a thread on Volvospeed that called it an air dam. That is why I called it so.<p>Have a great day! </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Those guys want to think they have an air dam <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Volvo dealer parts calls it an air guide
 

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I went to Patrick Volvo yesterday and priced the air guide for my car, its going to be 133.95 with tax. I got to find a used one or something. I think thats a bit spendy. No?<p><br>Thanks for the help JRL and Steve!
 

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does anyone have pics of these air guides? I only have the front air guide... but I took it off as one of the tabs cracked and broke off. I want to make sure that this is in fact what I need before I order the parts. Thanks!
 

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Big black plastic thingee
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TurboMoose</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks, helps a lot</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Sorry, but I don't have a picture and probably no one else does. It's just one of those parts that's there, does do something that's necessary, but not a thing of beauty to look at
 

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Thanks JRL. I know what you meant. I speak the lingo known as smarta ss pretty well. Probably not as good as you however. But I will do my best in learning from your posts! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Im wondering if this part (front air guide) that is listed on the FCPGroton site is infact the part I need. And I futher wonder if the rear air guide that is listed is the more unique/rare part that only came on the early 850's ('93) which extended further back along the engine/subframe.<p>And yes, I could go to my Volvo dealer and ask the idiot behind the counter to look it up for me... but I'd rather not because that would probably take him 20 minutes to even find the right part. Which is giving him too much credit as Im sure he wouldnt be able to find it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Which brings me back to my request for the pic of the two unsightly parts. Anyone? Anyone?
 

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Probably not.<br>Air guides break all the time so the parts guys should be familiar.<br>V70s (and S70's) also have 2 air guides, one large and one small
 

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When I get the one to replace the one that I am missing, I will make some clips and attach them to the plastic brackets with rivets and support washers. It won't break again. Mine was missing when I bought the car.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVolvoguy777</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When I get the one to replace the one that I am missing, I will make some clips and attach them to the plastic brackets with rivets and support washers. It won't break again. Mine was missing when I bought the car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>eh? there should be plastic hole on each side for a bolt and some 3 or 4 clips u need. this should all be supplied. u can get some washers to prevent this bolt from going thru when u tighten too much.<p>if u really want, i can snap some pics later today or tomorrow.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steve s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">if u really want, i can snap some pics later today or tomorrow.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>That would be wonderful! Thanks Steve! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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What I should have stated was I will make some re-enforcement brackets the shape of the tabs that hold the airguide to the bumper rails. I am sure that the clip thingee's will do their job as designed. When I am in process of doing this Ill get pics. <p><A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo850other.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo850other.htm</A><p>This is the link to the site that has the part for cheap. Provided by a gentleman in this tread.<br>Steve S.
 

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sorry for the fuzzy pic, didn't seem fuzzy on the camera.<p>the clips go in front, just off the pic on the right<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/steve-850/Miscellaneous/AirGuide-0001.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>side tabs<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v372/steve-850/Miscellaneous/AirGuide-0002.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Yep! Thanks Steve! That be the one! The second picture, that is where I am going to bend me some stainless and attach it to, them tabs up there on them frame rails. I think that will keep that thing from breaking off again.
 
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