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

It was last replaced three years ago (7/09); since the car has been driven about 29,200 miles.

by in Herndon, VA on July 07, 2012
3 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on July 07, 2012
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.
COMMENT by on July 07, 2012
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.
ANSWER by on July 08, 2012
its due anytime
COMMENT by on July 08, 2012
Many thanks. I thought that because I have only driven the car less than 30k miles, I could wait. I guess you advise otherwise?
COMMENT by on July 08, 2012
preveniyive maint is always a dood idea like oil changes
ANSWER by on July 18, 2012
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.
COMMENT by on July 18, 2012
Many thanks. Will do as you said.