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Need help wit belt 1194 940 volvo!

I have a chiltons book on my 1994 940 volvo! im trying to fix my alternator belt and my car has 3 belts and the book only takes about the car having one belt how the heck do i make it loose to get to my alternator belt which isi have a chiltons book on my 1994 940 volvo! im trying to fix my alternator belt and my car has 3 belts and the book only takes about the car having one belt how the heck do i make it loose to get to my alternator belt which is in the middle of the three???? in the middle of the three????

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  • badg_c Feb 21, 2009

    ok belts done now my overdirve turn on when it wants to and sometimes doesn't come off for days checked the switch it's good and i checked the wire good changed the fuse i don't kno mayb the relay??where do i find that



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It is possible you are looking at the page for the 1994 960 and not the 940. The 960 had one (serpentine) belt. Your 940 has three. Hopefully chiltons has the repair order for the 940s as well.

I know it's not alot, but I hope it helps

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • Mark Jones Mar 06, 2009

    you've probably fixed it by now, but just in case.

    The relay is mounted behind the ash tray and pocket under the radio. First pull up on the bottom rail under the ash tray. It should come out. Now remove the black cover around the 12v outlet. It has a cover that can be pulled off with a small screw driver. Remove the two phillips screws (if there still there) and pull the pocket out of the way. Now you should be staring into a rather large hole.

    I apologize, but I can't remember the exact position. I would suggest clicking the switch and feeling for the relay clicking. The Chilton's manual hopefully shows it somewhere.

    Before you replace it I would put the car up in the air and check the wire that comes out of the bottom of the gear shift housing over the transmission. The wire rubs on the housing and grounds out the system. Check the wire carefully from end to end for tears or contact with anything metal. If there is repair or replace the wire and see if it works.

    If not then try the relay.

    Also, you can try for other fault tracing. it a great resource for older Volvos.

    I hope this helps.




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