How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Matt Your Own Question
Matt
Matt, Engineer
Category: Volvo
Satisfied Customers: 21250
Experience:  Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing
12772297
Type Your Volvo Question Here...
Matt is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Serpentine belt on a 2008 xc90 I'm ***** *****
, when I

Customer Question

Customer: serpentine belt on a 2008 xc90 I'm ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: when I turn my wheel to the left or right. it looks like its putting the power steering in a bind and burning up the belt
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Volvo Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit?
Customer: sure
JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello

as the 1st step I'd pop the belt off and have a feel of all the pumps and pullies all should turn freely with no tight spots

if you feel the power steering is tight then I'd 1st suggest replacing the fluid with fresh as this can make a big difference

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yeah I'm not sure how to take the belt off. Never worked on this car before.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I have to remove the power steering pump to replace the belt? The old one needs to be replaced.
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello

OK when you look into the engine bay on the LHS you should see the belt running over its pulleys and there will be a tensioner on a sprung loaded arm that pushes against the belt.

its always a good idea to take a photo of the belt run beforehand

You may find access easier if you remove the driverside wheel and the engine bay cover inside the wheel arch, but it should be possible to do the job from the top.

Now the tensioner will either have a square hole in the arm or you use a ring spanner or socket wrench on the pulley nut to move the tensioner off the belt whilst your assistant slips the belt off the pulleys.

you then fit the new belt following the same run as before and relax the tensioner back into place, ensure that the belt is square and true on all the pulleys and that should be it