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Volvo Belt Tensioner question

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I have a 2006 Signature 31 and want to replace the belt tensioner due to squeaking. I ordered a replacement and it looks like you just remove the old one and bolt on the new. My mechanic said its not that easy because Volvo ships the part without the bearings being "pressed" in. The old and new look the same. Anyone tried this replacement? Anyone heard of the need to press in the bearings? And if so what tool. I really don't want to hire a mechanic to do whar appears to be removing two bolts. Thanks for any insights!

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The squeak is not from the tensioner it's from the little plastic pulley.   I have done it 2 times.  The noise is why I replaced it also.  The last replacement I just added a little bit of lubricant and since then it's has been very quiet.

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It's an unbolt, bolt on procedure once you take the tension off the belt.No bearings need to be pressed in.

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