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Instructions w/pics: Changing Timing Belt/Water Pump/Tensioner

Changing Timing Belt/Water Pump/Tensioner?

I just got done with a LONG day of working on the Volvo. I feel like I got into a fist fight with the thing. Anyway, I replaced the timing belt, TB tensioner, TB Idler, TB roller, and waterpump while I was down there and thought I would share some pics and info on it in case you were about to do it. If anyone has questions then please ask and I will help with what I can.

Instructions w/pics when Changing Timing belt/waterpump/tens
Timing Belt/Water Pump/Tensioner

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.

Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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4 Comments

I’ve just bought a Volvo s60 diesel , I was told it had a new cambelt fitted in December 2014 ,the car makes a loud rattling noise on idle , I was told by previous owner it needs the cambelt tensioners readjusting is this true or is an expensive repair bill on the card ?

adam lawson says:

Would the timing tensioner from a 1999 XC70 5 cylinder turbo be the same as a 1995 volvo 850 glt ?

1998 ford contour needs water pump replace, car is in my driveway. I need a few tips on R+R

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