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Drive belts are also called auxiliary belts or serpentine belts.

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Frequently asked questions about Volvo drive belt replacement & repairs

Read our answers to questions about drive belt replacement costs, symptoms and more.

What does a drive belt replacement on my Volvo involve?

As there are a number of different processes that are required for different engines, some or all of the following procedures will apply;

  • Mechanic will check for an unusual noise coming from the engine.
  • Mechanic will inspect the auxiliary drive tensioner and other belt pulleys.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will then replace the serpentine belt tensioner.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced, like the auxiliary belt itself.
  • Mechanic will test the auxiliary drive belt system.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

What are the signs of a bad Volvo serpentine belt?

Typical symptoms of a problematic drive belt include;

  • When there is a squeaking noise coming from the engine bay.
  • When the steering becomes heavy (PAS pump is not being turned).
  • When the battery warning light is on (alternator is not being turned).
  • When the engine temperature light is on (water pump is not being turned).
  • Any combination of the above!

How long will an auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt replacement take on my Volvo?

An auxiliary drive belt or serpentine belt replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should Volvo engine auxiliary belts be replaced?

Auxiliary belts or serpentine belts will need replacing as per the manufacturer's guidelines. Unfortunately it is one of the most common causes of roadside breakdowns and mechanics are constantly being called out to replace them.

When should Volvo drive belts be replaced?

Auxiliary drive belts or serpentine belts should be replaced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, this can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model. Auxiliary drive belts are expected to last several years, and can last as long as 100,000 miles.

If you experience an issue with the auxiliary drive belt and are not sure whether it needs replacing then it is advisable to get help from a professional mechanic. They can identify exactly which part is at fault and advise on next steps.

What happens when the auxiliary belt breaks on my Volvo?

If the auxiliary belt breaks the components that are run off the belt will not be able to turn. Depending on your vehicle make and model it can be that alternator is no longer turned, the PAS pump will not be turned, the water pump and air con compressor will not be turned.

How do you know if a Volvo pulley is misaligned?

Often a chirping noise can point to a misaligned pulley, however can be tricky to distinguish a misaligned pulley from other related problems like a misaligned belt as the symptoms and accompanying sounds are very similar. If you suspect there is any issue with a pulley or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic as soon as possible, driving the vehicle may lead to further complications or damage.

When should Volvo power steering belt be replaced?

Power steering belts (or serpentine belts) are expected to last several years, and as can last as long as 100,000 miles. Power steering belts are nowadays in most cases not a separate belt, but are known as a serpentine belt which also drives various other ancillary components used by the vehicle. The belt should be replaced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, this can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model.

How do I know if my Volvo alternator belt is bad?

Alternator belts (or serpentine belts) are expected to last several years, and as can last as long as 100,000 miles. Alternator belts are nowadays known as a serpentine belt which also drives various other ancillary components used by the vehicle and is not a separate belt. The belt should be replaced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, this can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model.

How do I know if my Volvo fan belt is bad?

Fan belts (nowadays alternator are driven by a serpentine belt) are expected to last several years, and as can last as long as 100,000 miles. The belt that drives the alternator nowadays also drives various other ancillary components used by the vehicle and is not a separate belt and is known as a serpentine belt. The belt should be replaced as per the manufacturer's guidelines, this can vary depending on your vehicle's make and model.

What is the average life of Volvo drive belts?

The average lifespan of a drive belt is expected to be between 50,000 - 100,000 miles. Modern cars have drive belts that are made from more durable material that can last longer than the ones on the older cars. Ultimately, how long the drive belt will last depends on a number of factors such as the car and driving habits.

What causes Volvo drive belts to break?

The most common reason for a drive belt to break is simply age and wear. As the belt gets older, it can become brittle and cracked, which can cause it to snap. Other reasons why a drive belt can break include:
* Defective belt tensioner
* Pulley misalignment
* Defective bearings in the tensioner
* Other defective accessories driven by the drive belt

Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Volvo drive belt replacement?

Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a drive belt replacement on your Volvo. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a drive belt replacement on your Volvo.

Can mobile mechanics do Volvo drive belt replacement at my home or office?

Yes, mobile mechanics can do a drive belt replacement at your home or office on your Volvo, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Volvo drive belt replacement cost?

The cost for a Volvo drive belt replacement depends on the model of your Volvo. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Auxiliary drive belt/s, Auxiliary drive belt tensioner, Alternator drive/serpentine belt, Alternator drive/serpentine belt tensioner, Fan drive/serpentine belt, Fan drive/serpentine belt tensioner, Power steering drive belt/s and/or Power steering drive/serpentine belt idler/guide pulley. We have quotes for 16 model ranges for Volvo , Drive Belt Replacement.

Name Average Cost
Volvo 240 £29 Get exact price
Volvo 850 £51 Get exact price
Volvo 940 £47 Get exact price
Volvo C30 £67 Get exact price
Volvo C70 £65 Get exact price
Volvo S40 £72 Get exact price
Volvo S60 £80 Get exact price
Volvo S70 £33 Get exact price
Volvo S80 £74 Get exact price
Volvo V40 £68 Get exact price
Volvo V50 £53 Get exact price
Volvo V60 £70 Get exact price
Volvo V70 £96 Get exact price
Volvo XC60 £84 Get exact price
Volvo XC70 £70 Get exact price
Volvo XC90 £84 Get exact price

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a drive belt replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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