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Serpentine belt for a 1998 V90, will not fit

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Kkincaid
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Year and Model: 1998 V90
Location: Charleston

Serpentine belt for a 1998 V90, will not fit

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Bought a serpentine belt for my v90 from Auto Zone, and tried for a good three hours to put it on to no avail (it was too small). Thought maybe I got the wrong one so I double checked with Auto Zone, also checked with Volvo, and Advanced Auto Parts. All said it was a 69 inch belt. Won’t go on. Thought maybe I rounted it wrong. Nope was sent the route by Volvo and was correct.

Am I missing something??
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Re: Serpentine belt for a 1998 v90, won’t fit

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1988 Volvo 760 Turbo Wagon
Kkincaid
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Re: Serpentine belt for a 1998 V90, will not fit

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Thanks lummert, but I’ve seen the post and have it routed that way. When I route it that way the belt comes about a 1/2 inch short. Any other thoughts?
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Re: Serpentine belt for a 1998 V90, will not fit

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Not enough adjustment from the tensioner?
1988 Volvo 760 Turbo Wagon
Kkincaid
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Year and Model: 1998 V90
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Re: Serpentine belt for a 1998 V90, will not fit

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It was pulled back and I even inserted a screw to keep the tension off the belt. I’m going to try a larger belt that is 70.5 inches instead of the 69.0 that I have. I don’t know what else to do. I appreciate your help and would gladly hear any other suggestions you might have.
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Re: Serpentine belt for a 1998 V90, will not fit

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I just went through my hand written service Log I keep on my '96 960. Actually I keep a service log on each car in my small fleet. Back in the spring I replaced the serpentine belt on the '96 960. The brand and part number was :

Contitect 6PK1642

Believe it came from FCP, or EEUROPARTS.COM.

Way back when when I had a '92 & '94 960's the size was smaller. And I believe the difference was due to a different sized tensioner pulley between the early and later models. The part number listed above was a perfect fit for the '96..
96-964
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86-635CSi 215K



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dm635
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Re: Serpentine belt for a 1998 V90, will not fit

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I just went through my hand written service Log I keep on my '96 960. Actually I keep a service log on each car in my small fleet. Back in the spring I replaced the serpentine belt on the '96 960. The brand and part number was :

Contitech 6PK1642

Believe it came from FCP, or EEUROPARTS.COM.

Way back when when I had a '92 & '94 960's the size was smaller. And I believe the difference was due to a different sized tensioner pulley between the early and later models. The part number listed above was a perfect fit for the '96.. Contitech is OEM as far as belts go. Use for timing belt as well. Never a problem.
96-964
91'745

86-635CSi 215K



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