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What tool do I need to remove power steering pump belt - 06 XC90 2.5T

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What tool do I need to remove power steering pump belt - 06 XC90 2.5T

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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD

Started out as replacing the thermostat and engine coolant sensor - discovered I cannot (at least pretty sure I can't) replace the engine coolant sensor without removing the "lower body" on the thermostat housing and to get at the "lower housing" I will need to remove the power steering pump which when I looked closer actually has a pretty good leak - so now I'm going to do both - thermostat and PS pump.

Watched/read a bunch of stuff online and it doesn't seem too bad, I'm just at a loss as to what tool I will need to loosen the tension on the power steering pump belt to eventually remove it. Do I need to buy a specific tool or can I use something common?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: What tool do I need to remove power steering pump belt - 06 XC90 2.5T

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bfry wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:06 pm I'm just at a loss as to what tool I will need to loosen the tension on the power steering pump belt to eventually remove it. Do I need to buy a specific tool or can I use something common?
T60 Torx bit and a long ratchet.

If you need more room on the top and have the ECM tool. You can remove the top cover and sides of the ECM box. Then remove the ECM and TCM. If you do this make sure the negative battery cable is disconnected before pulling the ECM and TCM. When reconnecting battery, first turn key to POS II then reconnect battery. Reconnect battery after reinstalling ECM and TCM.

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Re: What tool do I need to remove power steering pump belt - 06 XC90 2.5T

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I got this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Idler-Wr ... 2749.l2649

It's "pretty good" quality. KTC-VOL1268
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Awesome - thank you guys!
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Re: What tool do I need to remove power steering pump belt - 06 XC90 2.5T

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wanderdüne wrote: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:10 am I got this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Idler-Wr ... 2749.l2649

It's "pretty good" quality. KTC-VOL1268
For $13.95 one could get a 13 pcs set of Torx security bits with sizes up to T60.
For $32.95 one could could get a 3 pcs Extendable Ratchet set.

$13.95 + $32.95 = $46.90.
$46.90 - $34.99 = $11.91.
For $11.91 more one could get some tools will do the job the specialized tool does and a lot more.
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2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000.
2004 S60R, B8444S TF80 AWD.
2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0.
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Re: What tool do I need to remove power steering pump belt - 06 XC90 2.5T

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RickHaleParker wrote: Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:42 pm
wanderdüne wrote: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:10 am I got this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Idler-Wr ... 2749.l2649

It's "pretty good" quality. KTC-VOL1268
For $13.95 one could get a 13 pcs set of Torx security bits with sizes up to T60.
For $32.95 one could could get a 3 pcs Extendable Ratchet set.

$13.95 + $32.95 = $46.90.
$46.90 - $34.99 = $11.91.
For $11.91 more one could get some tools will do the job the specialized tool does and a lot more.
But I have a job :) And several Volvo's in the family. Not sure why I'd want to buy marginal tools to fumble around with the job when I can buy a purpose-built tool that works great and without interference for the 3 different styles of Volvo tensioners.
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