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1998 Volvo V70 XC Question: What is the replacement interval for the serpentine belt on a 1998 Volvo V70 XC?

 

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Seagator, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Herndon, VA, July 07, 2012, 12:23
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It was last replaced three years ago (7/09); since the car has been driven about 29,200 miles.

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    Autohaus Lake Norman from Autohaus Lake Norman, July 07, 2012, 17:24
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    Timing belts on this vehicle are due every 70,000 miles. So you have about another 40,000 miles to go until its due again.

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    Seagator, July 07, 2012, 19:01
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    I probably misled you. It's the Serpentine belt, I.e., the belt that transmits power from the crankcase to the AC compressor, water pump, and alternator, that I meant. What is the replacement interval for this "auxiliary" belt on my 1998 Volvo V70 XC? Many thanks.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 08, 2012, 17:15
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    its due anytime

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    Seagator, July 08, 2012, 17:22
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    Many thanks. I thought that because I have only driven the car less than 30k miles, I could wait. I guess you advise otherwise?

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    globalhelper, July 08, 2012, 19:20
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    preveniyive maint is always a dood idea like oil changes

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, July 18, 2012, 08:33
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    Have a look at the belt, the side that touches the pulleys has a ribbed surface. If it shows any cracks in the ribs, replace the belt.

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    Seagator, July 18, 2012, 09:01
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    Many thanks. Will do as you said.

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