Question about 1990 Volvo 240
Your drive belt tension may be set too loose or the belt itself is going bad. If you have a spring loaded tensioner, that may have weakened as well. Bottom line is that when belt is not tight enough, the normal load from the compressor added to the extra load on the pump when turning causes the belt to slip (making noise) Eventually, it may begin making noise when started as the alternator demands more power in order to work (you likely have heard cars with this problem in parking lots...loud screech right after starting) Wish I remembered which method they use to restore tension on yours butyou can easily get that info in any inexpensive manual (they may even allow you just to browse it without buying)
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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