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Old Jun 1st, 2019, 10:50   #1
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Default Alternator belt failure

Car just had major service including cambelt rollers tensioners at Volvo dealer.

Four weeks later alternator belt failure with cambelt apparently jumped.

Huge bill coming. Dealer is stating itís the alternator that has failed not their work.

Has anyone else had their alternator fail in such a way?

Gonna get an independent in spection as this will make the car a write off

Grrrrrr
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Old Jun 1st, 2019, 14:00   #2
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Car just had major service including cambelt rollers tensioners at Volvo dealer.

Four weeks later alternator belt failure with cambelt apparently jumped.

Huge bill coming. Dealer is stating itís the alternator that has failed not their work.

Has anyone else had their alternator fail in such a way?

Gonna get an independent in spection as this will make the car a write off

Grrrrrr
you need an independent inspection by someone else to determine the cause , I have never heard of an alternator causing a brand new Aux belt to fail .
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In your earlier post you asked if the interval is 72000 miles. If this is the same engine as in V70 etc it is not! It is 54000. Sadly you will have wrecked your engine as a result...this is an Achille's heal in these engines
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Going to book an rac inspection. Iím going to pop in and Get them to show me the alternator. Somethings not right, when I originally asked what was booked out for the job parts wise he said he couldnít see a tensioner booked out grrr
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In your earlier post you asked if the interval is 72000 miles. If this is the same engine as in V70 etc it is not! It is 54000. Sadly you will have wrecked your engine as a result...this is an Achille's heal in these engines
I asked the interval to confirm what the dealer has said. This car has FULL Volvo service history and has always been covered by a service pack from new. So Iím not taking the blame. The aux belt and tensioners are due with the cambelt at 108k d5204t6. If they were due when you stated Volvo should of done them as they are included in the service pack we paid for.
And if you read the post the engine had the tensioners and both belts changed four weeks before the failure.
So nope Iíve not wrecked my engine dude. I find it far to coincidental that work was carried out so close to this issue.

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In your earlier post you asked if the interval is 72000 miles. If this is the same engine as in V70 etc it is not! It is 54000. Sadly you will have wrecked your engine as a result...this is an Achille's heal in these engines
Yours will be the 2.4 D5 this is a 5 cylinder 2 litre d3.
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Yours will be the 2.4 D5 this is a 5 cylinder 2 litre d3.
So 2 aux belts then ?
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So 2 aux belts then ?
Yeh two belts both were changed. But itís the inner alternator belt thatís gone.
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In your earlier post you asked if the interval is 72000 miles. If this is the same engine as in V70 etc it is not! It is 54000. Sadly you will have wrecked your engine as a result...this is an Achille's heal in these engines
The V50 , S40 , C70, C30 range with this engine has 2 independent aux belts and tesnsioners , they are not changed at 54000 ...
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Thanks, didn't know that these engines were different. I assumed that they were all the same.
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