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Re: Serpentine belt does not fit

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A while back (Jan 2016) one of the vendors shipped me a Contitech belt that was labeled on the outer package as a 1743 but the belt inside was labeled 1741. It wouldn't fit on. I asked the vendor about it and they told me that they had received a batch of belts with the wrong size but in the right package.
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I have a good video that shows how to route it both ways.
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Serpentine belt routing on the Volvo 850, S70, V7…:
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That's the thing - I've done belts before (mostly on my Land Rover) and its always been pretty straightforward. I look at all of the pulleys and the belt is sitting on all of them properly and the tensioner is pulled back and locked with a pin (I tried going past that point and it moves only a little bit, not enough to make a huge difference). I am going to the the wheel off and access the crank to make sure its sitting on it properly. Btw I've tried going onto the idler pulley last - same thing, about an inch too short.
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Did you watch the video?
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I watched the video and thats exactly how I route it. Going to go after it again in a bit. Wish me luck!
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How much the idler changes the belt path is a function of how big a sector it subtends, but small changes are important! Get every last bit of tension on that idler.
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Re: Serpentine belt does not fit

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jreed wrote:A while back (Jan 2016) one of the vendors shipped me a Contitech belt that was labeled on the outer package as a 1743 but the belt inside was labeled 1741. It wouldn't fit on. I asked the vendor about it and they told me that they had received a batch of belts with the wrong size but in the right package.
This is an informative post. Did you eyeball that the belt itself says 1743 on it?

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I don't believe this! The belt says 1740 but the package says 1743!
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