How do you remove a 1983 Volvo wagons AC belt in order to replace timing belt?
On the 1983 model: The large York compressor is stationary and non-adjustable. In order to remove the belt, you have to remove the bolts that surround the large bolt on the crankshaft pulley. Once those small bolts (10mm socket) are removed, the 'split' pulley separates and the belt literally falls off.
Very carefully, if you mess up slightly you will experience a severe loss of power. If you mess up badly you will destroy your engine. 1) Remove the Fan Cover and then the Fan 2) Loosen the Belts and then remove them 3) Remove the Timing Belt Cover 4) Loosen the Tensioner 5) Pull the old belt off * The most important: 6) Align the Dots with the corresponding Gear 7) Put in the new…
The voltage regulator in a Volvo alternator has been built into the alternator since the 70's. To replace it, you would have to remove the alternator and disassemble it. Then the regulator can be accessed. It is probably soldered in, so you will need a good soldering gun and the ability to de-solder and solder. It would be quicker and easier to replace the alternator assembly with a remanufactured unit. massvolvoman