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#1 alberto1

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:06 PM

Hello All: Was on my way home from work Saturday eveing when my 2006 S40 T5 FWD manual made a scary noise and my engine shut off. Seem that my timing belt broke at 66,000 miles! Called a few local dealerships and they have told me that this will not be covered under warranty. This seems crazy because my maintenance guide does not call for the timing belt to be replaced until 105,000.
What I want to know is why the belt would have broken so early, and why won't Volvo cover a premature failure. (I know that Saab will). I'm really afraid of what this is going to cost me!
Any thoughts?



#2 echristodo

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE (alberto1 @ Apr 14 2008, 07:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello All: Was on my way home from work Saturday eveing when my 2006 S40 T5 FWD manual made a scary noise and my engine shut off. Seem that my timing belt broke at 66,000 miles! Called a few local dealerships and they have told me that this will not be covered under warranty. This seems crazy because my maintenance guide does not call for the timing belt to be replaced until 105,000.
What I want to know is why the belt would have broken so early, and why won't Volvo cover a premature failure. (I know that Saab will). I'm really afraid of what this is going to cost me!
Any thoughts?


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#3 alberto1

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:28 PM

Thanks for your reply echristodo. This makes me feel a little better. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:57 PM

Call the regional Volvo rep or NA volvo if your dealer is refusing to replace it under warranty. Timing belt shouldn't break at 66,xxx miles.
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#5 MrWinkey

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE (alberto1 @ Apr 14 2008, 11:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for your reply echristodo. This makes me feel a little better. I'll let you know how it turns out.

You got some good advice there....let us know how you make out! wink.gif
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#6 POSTITSORGTFO

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:15 AM

QUOTE (theForgottenone @ Apr 14 2008, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Call the regional Volvo rep or NA volvo if your dealer is refusing to replace it under warranty. Timing belt shouldn't break at 66,xxx miles.

shoot I had my S belt Tensioner explode at 45,000 miles on the 00V70na

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#7 DonutsDemise

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:42 AM

QUOTE (Chupacabra @ Apr 17 2008, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
shoot I had my S belt Tensioner explode at 45,000 miles on the 00V70na


so you had to put some energy into steering laugh.gif at least your engine didn't implode!
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#8 PyROTech

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

i had a timing belt go, sucks big time.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (99deBAS70 @ Apr 17 2008, 11:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so you had to put some energy into steering laugh.gif at least your engine didn't implode!

laugh.gif yeah I want to get rid of the PS on the R since the rack is shot and I dont need it

hmm new project to find a belt that will fit just the alternator , tensionr and drive pulley

since I already have the ac jumped out laugh.gif

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:01 PM

So, what happened?

Then: 1998 S70 T5M                                             Now: 2003 V70 T5
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From a fun 5-speed to an auto for the family. But still a T5!







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