94 850 recall-belt tensioner? Don -- Friday, 6 April 2001, at 12:49 p.m.
While talking to Volvo's customer service center recently, the
rep. said there was a recall on my 1994 belt tensioner(timing belt) that
had not been taken care of. Anyone know anything about this? I've had
my car about a year and it has 65K miles.
Don in Denver
Never heard of it...my '94 has recall decals that are posted on the drivers door when repair are made. The belt tensioner isn't one of them. Not to say that
the recall didn't exist though, things change from country to country, market to market..
Tony G, '94 850GLT, '82 240DL (mint) July '99 "Rolling" cover
There is a white pack man looking spacer that goes on top of the
tensioner, to act as a safety, incase you loose the hydraulics in the tensioner,
timing belt has been replaced, you already have the spacer, if not you could need it. There is a post at the site below for the timing belt replacement, look at
it and you will find the spacer and then you can check your car to see if you have it.
Hi Rich K,
Is the *Spacer* included in the timing belt replacement package
(like oil change includes oil filter)? If the spacer was not there in the
first place, will the shop
put one in when replacing the timing belt? I just replaced the timing belt and serpentine belt on my 94 850 Turbo by an independent shop. The receipt
showed only "Timing belt, wide", and "6PK X 1748 belt" (part #s 272327" and 9434341") that are related to belts. (I had some other work done on the same
There is no recall stcker on timing belt. The shop seals the timing belt case with the tracking sticker.
Thank you in advance
When you buy a timing belt, there should be three things in the
box, 1) the belt, 2) The white pack-man spacer, 3) A label to put on the
cover to note date
and mileage at change.
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