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Default How to? Accessory / Serpentine belt - 2.4L 4 cyl

Bought a new belt since the one on my car is starting to squeal and I think its the original (101K)

Had a look yesterday afternoon, not much room to play there.

Anyone replace one of these and know what to do? I am assuming there is a spring loaded tensioner somewhere (looks like one under the idler behind the power steering pump)

That or maybe its old style and tensioned by the power steering pump? I think the spring load tension is more likely since its such a new car.

I found a diagram of how it should be routed, but no instructions.

Anyone know the way to go about this? Tips and tricks?

I think having it on stands with the lower splash shield removed should help a bit when it comes to routing.

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Any ideas toward this? I plan to try changing it on wednesday, it will be my only day off with half decent weather.

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I know it is not integrated. There is a tensioner. Trying to recall....
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Hi,

I found this on Kia Global Information System.



From reading the instructions it looks like you install round the crank first and then anti-clockwise around the rest of the pulleys. That would make the tensioner the small pulley above the crank. Its not very clear but I hope it helps.

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looking at that. i feel so lucky. i have a 4 banger with timing chain.
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looking at that. i feel so lucky. i have a 4 banger with timing chain.
That is a 4 banger.
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cllo, that is the serpentine belt. You got one of those.

Chains are not bullet proof either. Plastic/nylon tensioners wear. Nylon covered gears wear. The longevity of the chain is assured however after 100k things can go wrong. Much past say 125k the chain should be replaced.
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where is the auto tensioning arm? I hit a major bump on our grid and knocked my belt off one notch off my back pulley, i think its the water pump. Its on the back of the engine and the top one. Anyhow Im trying to get it back over. Need help, dont want to take it in for that.
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I took the front Right wheel of, and took the plastic shield from inside the wheel well out...that made it MUCH easier to see the lower part of the pulleys to get it around where it had to go...

Still tough...had to get it in place (roughly)...leave it off the upper/forward pulley....push the tensioner arm back until you can slip it around that last pulley.

Helps to have a spare set of hands and someone to curse at when it keeps slipping off...

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I did mine on Saturday, what a PIA. I have 2 different serpentine tools and neither would work as the 17mm on the idler wouldn't accept the crow’s foot and the socket was too long. Guess I needed a 17mm specific. Used a long box and ran into problems. When placed on the right side of the motor mount and when enough travel was gained to remove the belt, the wrench would come down on the A/C line. So moved to the other side of the mount, easy to get the belt off, but the wrench then stopped against the mount. Was able to remove the belt after doing some moving around with the wrench, and then installed the new belt. Didn't need to remove the front wheel or inspection cover, just ran my hand under to make certain the belt was on the crank pulley correctly. That is one long belt.
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