Accessory Belts on '90 740 GL

Discussion in 'Volvo 740' started by Ryan B, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. Ryan B

    Ryan B Guest

    What is the best way to change the power steering,
    alternator, and AC, and fan belts on a '90 740 GL?
    Do you need to remove the fan? If so, what is the
    best way to do this? I have a Chilton's manual and it
    just gives a brief description with no helpful diagrams.
    Also, where is a good place to buy tensioner hardware?
    The nut on the tensioner bolt of my power steering pump
    was frozen. When I attmpted to remove it, it sheared the
    bolt off.

    Finally, is there a web resource that shows a good
    diagram of all this.

    Ryan B, Apr 24, 2004
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  2. Ryan B

    loveridge Guest

    IIRC there is no need to remove the fan. Once you slacken the alternator and
    power steering pump/pulley(?), the belts can be taken off with the fan in
    place, slipping them over a couple of blades at a time. The tensioner bolt
    snapped for me too, I got a spare at a junkyard, but it is I think, only a
    long 6mm bolt. Hope this helps. Rick.
    loveridge, Apr 24, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    There's no need to remove the fan. The tensioner bolt isn't really
    necessary, it just makes tensioning the new belt alot easier. It helps
    to have every short length of 3/8 drive extensions, and I don't see how
    it would be possible to loosen the rear bolt on the A/C compressor
    without a universal joint.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, Apr 26, 2004
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