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Broken timing belt 2003 V40

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Broken timing belt 2003 V40

Post by rgarraton » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:48 pm

I know this has been discussed previously, but I cannot find a discussion that details how to remove the valves to check if they are bent. The timing belt broke on my son's 2003 V40. The Haynes manual does not provide a way of removing the valves to check if they need replacing. Can someone help me find a way of doing this? Thanks

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Re: Broken timing belt 2003 V40

Post by alschnertz » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:30 pm

Not sure how you're thinking of checking the valves, but I can't think of any way of doing it without removing the head.
However, I would think doing a compression test will let you know.
But the problem with that is that you will have to have a new timing belt installed to perform the compression test.

Head removal isn't the hardest job to perform on the car, but it is a somewhat drawn out process.
And replacing the timing belt to just check what you already think is broken is tedious too.

Good luck with your decision.
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Re: Broken timing belt 2003 V40

Post by rgarraton » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:29 am

I plan on removing the head. I just need to figure out the process to reset timing without destroying the head or valves in the head.

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Re: Broken timing belt 2003 V40

Post by alschnertz » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:58 pm

Haynes has a manual for the first generation S40.
I used it when I did the camshaft gear replacement and found it helpful.
Other internet searching and basic automobile knowledge helped too.

Haynes is probably not the best regarding details, but it's the only one out there that I could find.
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