XC90 2.5T AWD L5-2.5L Turbo VIN 59 B5254T2 (2003)
This adjustment is carried out on a cold engine. A suitable temperature is approximately 20° C/68° F.
At higher temperatures, for example with the engine at operating temperature or at higher ambient temperature, the needle is further to the right.
The illustration shows the position of the indicator when aligning the timing belt tensioner at different temperatures.
For engine serial no. up to 3188688
Tension the timing belt as follows:
turn the crankshaft clockwise carefully until the timing belt is tensioned. The belt must be tensioned between the intake camshaft pulley, the idler
pulley and the crankshaft
hold the centre screw on the belt tensioner fixed. Turn the belt tensioner eccentric counter-clockwise until the tensioner indicator passes the
Then turn the eccentric back so that the indicator reaches the marked position in the centre of the window
Secure the eccentric and tighten the center screw to 20 Nm.
Check that the indicator is in the correct position.
For engine serial no. from 3188689