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 , 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 , 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 , July 08, 2012
its due anytime
COMMENT by , 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 , July 08, 2012
preveniyive maint is always a dood idea like oil changes
ANSWER by , 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 , July 18, 2012
Many thanks. Will do as you said.