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Alternator Belt Fitting guide for Volvo S40 with air con?

I need to fit an alternator belt to Volvo S40 98 with air con. Can anyone give me step by step guide? Thank you

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You'll need a torque wrecn and a degree tools (most auto parts stores sell them). Torque sequence is 15lbs, then 37lbs then 130 degrees.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

  • GracelandII Oct 20, 2009

    Sorry, I added that above by accident. What is the make and year again? S40's weren't made prior to 2000. On most Volvos you have a hydraulic tensionor, you use a long 14mm wrench to pull it over, then pin it in place with a drill bit. You'll see a dog ear on the top of the tensioner with a hole in it. Some models have changed the belt sizes and routing so I need to know what you actually have to be sure I am answering you correctly.



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