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D.I.Y. timing belt replacement 2004

Old 11-26-2008, 01:43 PM
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Default D.I.Y. timing belt replacement 2004

Greetings, I am interested in changing the timing belt on my 2004 xc70. I have 90,000 miles and it has to be close to time to do so. Just got quoted $900.00 for parts & labor. Probably not bad, but money is tight...

I have not worked on this car, but have experience in building overhead cam motorcycle engines & several small block chevy engines. My tools set is fairly complete with the exeption of anything specific to the volvo. I would appreciate feedback and or warnings on this. thanks in advance.
Old 11-26-2008, 09:45 PM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. timing belt replacement 2004

It isn't all that bad. There is many posts on here where people have done the job.

You will be fine if you mark the cam pulleys before removing the belt.
Old 11-27-2008, 08:12 AM
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I agree, it is not bad at all. I have done it to our XC70 and it took me about three hours, but I also changed the tensioner, pulleys, and the serpentine belt and tensioner at the same time. If you do a search there is a good write up on how to do it on this site, as well as matthewsvolvosite and bay 13
Old 11-21-2010, 12:05 PM
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I was told that a timing belt for my 2004 Volvo CW70 would cost $2000.00. Is this correct?
Old 06-15-2015, 09:49 PM
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im going to atempt a timing belt r and r on my 04 s60 2.5t any one know if its neccesary to pass the timing marks 1/4 turn than counter clockwise back to mark is this nessesary for the vvt or what?
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Thats what I do on every timing belt that I do.
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Default also rents a cam timing tool for use when doing the timing belt for $55...

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