Crank Marks — The EASY Way to Line Them Up for Timing Belt

Line Up Crank Marks

Yesterday longtime MVS Contributor and Volvo DIY author cn90 posted a method to avoid the headache of lining up crank marks when you’re replacing a timing belt on a Volvo 5-cylinder engine. I just did the timing belt, WP, etc. on my 2005 XC90 2.5T with 110K miles. I just came up with a nice […]

S60 Timing Belt Marks

And the barely visible timing marks on the crankshaft gear and engine block – the one on the engine block it’s not visible with the belt on, but can be felt by hand, it’s a small bump. There is also a timing bump on the crankshaft pulley (not visible in the photo).

Timing Belt Photos

Whether you’re planning to replace your Volvo’s timing belt, have someone else replace it, or just want to know what the terms mean, I’ve got your timing belt photos here. Sent in by MVS user Carl, they’re technically good photos, very large, and each photo is captioned.