1998 Volvo V90 Serpentine belt routing

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1998 Volvo V90 Serpentine belt routing

Post by RCR »

Pulled it down to replace the power steering pump now the belt is hanging loose. I follow the diagram in the manual and it has a BUNCH of slack in the belt all the diagrams i find are the same and I'm routing exactly as the diagram says rout the belt as HERE http://www.volvopartswebstore.com/showA ... %20routing but it is wrong for this car. HELP!!
Se was fine when it came down the pump is in the same place pulley the same size and I have 6 inches of slack in this belt so????
The owners manual and my chilton show the same routing and it just will not work on this car with this belt so????
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Post by anjill182 »

Vida shows the same routing........

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Post by RCR »

It's WRONG!! Just got a email with the correct routing diagram from Bud over at IPD. It was a Volvo update and they changed the belt and the routing. The new routing adds about 6 inches so it uses a different and a longer belt. I
MY THANKS BUD AND THE GUYS AT IPD! I was stuck on this one and you guys took the time over the phone to find the info and the email me a diagram of the proper routing.
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Post by precopster »

It's easy just use a NEW 850 routing, the accessory bracket has the same part number as the 850, accessories have the same diameter. I know the V90 belt has a different length form the '93 960s probably due to the different tensioner.
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Post by LamboSE5 »

Thanks for this post, and that diagram of the "new" belt routing.

I just did this (took belt off and put back on to investigate a noise), in about 30 minutes. I was able to borrow a great(!) serpentine belt tensioner tool from the irving/shop across the street, the guy was real helpful. I was surprised at my ability to do this with the help of that tool, and the diagram to refit it.

On a side note, I forgot to spin the related pulleys by hand to figure out which one was making the noise, because I wanted to get the tool back to the guy. I did rule out that the noise was from a timing pulley though. I think anyway.
So, I'm borrowing it again tomorrow to do it again and check the accessory pulleys by hand.

Thanks again.

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