Volvo C30 Alternator & Serpentine Belt Replacement DIY (C30, S40, C70, V50)

Volvo C30 Alternator & Serpentine Belt Replacement DIY (C30, S40, C70, V50)

► Your Volvo’s alternator, along with the serpentine belt that powers it, is critical vehicle components. In this DIY, Nate Vincent walks us through the steps, tools, and parts needed to replace both from start to finish on a Volvo C30. This DIY is applicable to all of the P1 and P3 chassis 5-cylinder Volvos (turbo and/or naturally aspirated).

Alternator Failure Symptoms:
-Battery drains while the car is running
-Low voltage generated while the car is running
-Dim or flickering headlights
-Dim or flickering interior lights
-Electrical systems such as the radio, power windows, or sunroof do not function

Serpentine Belt Failure Symptoms:
-Squealing Noises
-Power steering failure
-Belt fraying/splitting
-Visibile cracks on the belt
-Engine overheating/running hot

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This DIY is applicable to the following vehicles:
Volvo C70
2007 Volvo C70 Alternator
2008 Volvo C70 Alternator
2009 Volvo C70 Alternator
2010 Volvo C70 Alternator
2011 Volvo C70 Alternator
2012 Volvo C70 Alternator
2013 Volvo C70 Alternator

Volvo S40
2007 Volvo S40 Alternator 150 Amp- From Chassis # 250053- And Up (Last 6 digits of VIN)
2008 Volvo S40 Alternator
2009 Volvo S40 Alternator
2010 Volvo S40 Alternator
2011 Volvo S40 Alternator

Volvo V50
2007 Volvo V50 Alternator 150 Amp – From Chassis # 270050- And Up (Last 6 digits of VIN)
2008 Volvo V50 Alternator
2009 Volvo V50 Alternator
2010 Volvo V50 Alternator
2011 Volvo V50 Alternator

Volvo C30
2008 Volvo C30 Alternator
2009 Volvo C30 Alternator
2010 Volvo C30 Alternator
2011 Volvo C30 Alternator
2012 Volvo C30 Alternator
2013 Volvo C30 Alternator

Intro 00:00
Gain access to the serpentine belt 02:16
Remove the belts 03:50
Remove the belly pan and intake components 06:35
Replace the alternator 17:26
Reinstall the intake components 27:36
Install the new tensioners and belts 37:26
Reinstall the belly pan 42:14
Check your work 45:47
Reinstall the remaining parts 48:17

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Brooster87 says:

That was super. Great instructions. I can do mine now. Thank you so much.

Kyle Mamz says:

Just did the job on my V50 T5 AWD. Had the alternator out in 45 minutes without removing the throttle body. Just remove the dipstick bolt and turn it off to the side. Sneaks right out!

H S says:

plz do volvo v50 2010 automatic transmissn oil change plz

Eckhard Greif says:

Super Anleitung, da ich in deutsch kein Video finden konnte, so habe ich doch mit Eurem Video in englisch den Generator sehr leicht auswechseln können. Vielen Dank dafür und weiter so.

Ulysses Lewis says:

I have 2007 C70. The Air box is screwed in but I cannot get to it. I cannot just lift it out and over. Any suggestions?

Mario Lemoine says:

Excellent video. Do you sell those T shirts?

The Apartment Gardener says:

Am I the only that can not get the harness for the alternator to disconnect????

Antonio H De Leon says:

I love that mechanical information…, congratulations! My Question: My 06 Volvo C70 (alternator reading is 14.40 volts CEM reads high voltages), I see your new alternator reading is 13.81 volts… what do I do to adjust the regulator…?

Jose DuranJr says:

Please do a video changing out the alternator, battery and auxiliary battery from a 2017 VOLVO XC60 T6 with the supercharged and turbocharged engine

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