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Alternator & Accessory Pulley Tool Kit

Aftermarket - 140960

IPD Item Number
140960
Brand
Aftermarket
Product Group
TOOLS
Quality Level
GOOD (AFTERMARKET)
Warranty
ONE YEAR PARTS WARRANTY

Product Description

Description

When Volvo was developing their "short six" 3.2i and 3.0 T6 engines for transverse installation in engine bays, the accessory belt drive was relocated from the front (left) end of the engine to the rear (right) end, above the transmission. Putting belt-driven accessories like the water pump and A/C compressor in this free space above the transmission makes the six-cylinder SI6 even more compact than the old five-cylinder.

Both the primary accessories and the alternator are driven by this "R.E.A.D." (Rear Engine Accessory Drive) via one-way, freewheeling clutches in the pulleys, allowing the belts and accessories to gradually spin down when RPMs drop off. The extra second or two the accessories spend coasting down allows them to extract a little more energy from their own inertia, saving a bit of fuel while also subjecting the belts to gentler shock loads.

If you're hearing pulley bearing failure noises like squeaks or rattles or grinds, and especially if those noises are slightly delayed after revving the engine, these pulleys are worth replacing. This tool kit engages the splines on the alternator & accessory drive pulleys while the center torx, hex, or XZN bit counterholds the shaft, allowing you to remove and replace the pulley or the seals underneath.

Additional Keywords: DECOUPLER READ R.E.A.D.

Potential Product Fitment Issues

Tools are not impact hardened: do not use with air or electric impact tools.

About Aftermarket

Aftermarket parts are a reasonably priced and good alternative to OE products. We often supply aftermarket products in place of OE parts that are no longer available as well. 

Some items will be better than stock or considered an upgrade from the OE design in the aftermarket brand. 

Other items will work as a less expensive alternative to stock. 

We will not sell a product that we do not believe in, so rest assured you are fine with the aftermarket brand in most applications!

If you have any questions, contact our customer service team to advise on the best aftermarket products for your Volvo.

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