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Re: the tensioner will not move
This vehicle has a automatic tensioner(CORRECT, not all of then do) by using a 3/8 drive ratchet (without a socket)in the square looking hole on the tensioner (close to the pulley itself). Turn ratchet to tighten and push down on tensioner toward the alternator and you should be able to get belt on. Good luck contact if you need more help. Thanks for using FIX YA
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I'm assuming you have a turbo engine because the turbo motors don't have a tensioner for the power steering. Just get a prybar or big screwdriver or anything like that. Use it to pry the PS pump toward the front on the car and put tension on the belt. They you can tighten down the bolts to secure it.
Make sure there is a routing diagram of how the belts go, or make a diagram to aid in reinstalling the belt. There is a spring loaded tensioner below the power steering pump and alternator. You can use a ratchet square drive to put into the tensioner to move it to relieve the tension on the belt.
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"HOW TO": I professionally prefer the Serpentine Tensioner Tool. Standard Rules to Removal the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner: 1. Find the Tensioner(s). 2. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool, Or Wrench OR Ratchet, Rotate/Move the Tensioner USING THE AVAILABLE NUT (located on the Tensioner Pulley rotating the Tensioner Pulley/Arm - moving it away from contact with the belt and towards the area where the belt is not in contact with the Tensioner Pulley. The Tensioner is spring loaded, and is hard to rotate/move. 3. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys. 4. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.
Standard Rules for Installing the Serpentine Belt with an Automatic Tensioner: a. Pick a Pulley that is most easily accessed. This will usually be on top. This will be the last Pulley that the belt will go on. b. Using the Diagram: Install the new Serpentine Belt on the remainder of the Pulleys....over, under, left right. c. Using a Serpentine Belt Tensioner Tool or Wrench or Ratchet Tool: Rotate/Move the Tensioner Pulley and Arm "away" from Belt contact area on the Tensioner. This spring is pretty hard and with a new belt, it will be even harder to install. Rotate/Move this to as-close to the maximum allowed inorder to have enough slack in the belt to get it up and over the last pulley. d. Using your other hand - Pull the Belt up and over the Last remaining Pulley. e. Before releasing the pressure on the Tensioner, visually inspect the remainder Pulleys and the Belts' Positioning on them.
Don't know about the layout of the Volvo belts; however, there are basically two ways to release and restore tension on belts.
The old way involved components that could be moved in and out to allow the new belt to be put in place and then have tension restored to the belt. A bolt in an elongated hole allowed this movement. The component that could be moved could be the alternator or power steering pump. The sequence was: loosen the bolt, move the component, install the new belt, move the component back till the belt is tensioned, and tighten the bolt.
The new system involves a tensioner that holds the belt in position. These tensioners can be moved in one direction to allow the new belt to be installed. After the belt is in place, the tensioner is released and it moves back to a position where it keeps the proper tension on the belt.
Looking at the front of the engine you should see, from left to right, the PS pump, a tensioner pulley, and the crank pulley.
Loosen the 14mm fixing bolt and the 14mm fixing nut on the tensioner pulley. On the bottom there is a 14mm adjuster bolt, loosen it to slide the pulley downward. It helps to have a swivel socket to access this bolt. The belt goes around the outside of all 3 pulleys.
The alternator belt will need to be loosened to get the PS belt on behind it. Between the Crankshaft pulley and the ac compressor pulley you will see another adjuster. Simply loosen the 14mm nut on the center of the pulley, then loosen the 14mm adjuster bolt sticking out the bottom to slacken the belt enough to slip it off.
Use the same adjusters to tension the belts once installed, and tighten down all fixing nuts/fixing bolts.
Be advised: If you broke your PS belt, you should verify your pump and tensioner pulley are in good shape and spin freely, and were not the cause of belt failure before putting on a new belt!
Nice ride!! An oldie, but goodie. Should be easy to change the power steering belt on this one. Just loosen the mounting bolt and the adjusting bolt and push the pump toward the engine. That will loosen tension and allow you to remove the belt. Put the new belt on and move the pump out away from engine. You may have use something as a lever to help put the proper tension on, and while holding tension, tighten the mounting and adjustment bolts down. Proper tension is 1/4" deflection at the midway point on the belt. Hope this helped and best wishes.
if u mean the fan belt ??,the power steering pump have tensioner undo the bolt and move to close to the belt if u wanna try on the belt on if dont ,try using the alternator tensioner after that tight it all up also make sure the belt is tighten up not slacken