I'm replacing serpentine belt on my volvo s60 and the belt seems to be too tight I couldn't get it over the power steering pulley. Any technique I could use? I'm not very strong. Thanks
Tried it but still won’t go over the pulley . Getting frustrated at this time. Thanks everyone for the advice. I’ll just keep on trying.There is not much space between the engine and the right fender, and also, the plastic box that houses the ECM and TCM is in the way. I used a three foot stick, about the size of a yardstick, to get the serpentine belt properly seated on the crankshaft drive pulley, and made sure that it was seated on the A/C compressor, the alternator, and the belt tension pulley. You have to use a wrench or special tool to move the tension pulley into the retract position, and hold it there while the belt is installed over the last pulley, the power steering pump. When all the ducks are in a row, it slips into place with little or no effort.
Volvo s60 2007 2.5 T I’ll try again this afternoon. I think I know now what’s wrong, the tensioner is not all the way turned to the end. I’ll tell you if that’s the case. Thanks for the time and advice.Thanks, Maggs, but my S60 2.5T has a relatively new serpentine belt, that I installed about a year ago. It is working OK. The original poster, OP, is named "Beatles," and he has not given the model and year of his Volvo.
Great to hear! I thought, if you took a step back, that things would work out. For DIY jobs, replacing a serpentine belt is usually one of the easier things to do. However, with that said, considering the very tight engine bay, which is typical of most new vehicles, what is really "easy" these days?Good news to all my friends...installed the serpentine belt this morning. There are several things that I did wrong that I’m having a hard time installing it. First the tensioner was not fully cranked all the way to end. Secondly the belt was routed the wrong way and when I finally realized it and made the corrections it was smooth sailing all way. Thank you all for the support and help. Happy holidays !!