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9-5 (9600)serpentine belts

A belt failure on the road is thoroughly bad news because changing a belt is not a feasible roadside repair. The belts can snap through sheer old age or wear and tear to the pulleys, which in turn causes the belt to run out of true and snap as a consequence. The classic sign of an ailing pulley is a belt that looks as if it is starting to shred. Checking the health of the pulleys requires the belt to be removed first before each pulley is rotated by hand and checked for roughness or undue rotational noise. Needless to say, belts that look as if they are starting to crack should be renewed.

  • SAAB 9-5 /Petrol engines:
    B205 & B235 4 cylinder
    B308 6 cylinder
  • SAAB 9-5 /Diesel engines:
    D223L 4 cylinder 2.2 TiD engine
    D308L 6 cylinder (Isuzu 6DE1) V6 TiD

AC = air conditioning compresor
ALT = alternator (US: generator)
CS = crankshaft
I = idler pulley
T = tensioner
WP = water pump

9-5 with 4 cylinder petrol B205 & B235 engines
Cars made between 1998-2008

B205 & B235 4 cylinder engine serpentine belt layout

9-5 with B308 V6 3.0 turbo charged engine
Cars made between 1999-2002












9-5 with 4 cylinder diesel D223L engine
Cars made between 2002-2006





















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