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Default 2007 Kia Rondo serpentine belt replacement

I am not sure which pulley is the tensioner on my Rondo. I need to replace the squeaking serpentine belt. Has anyone had any experience with this? It looks like a pretty tight work space for the belt replacement. Thanks in advance for thoughts on this.
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look into kia tech info - free service (link below, use internet explorer only).
on the other hand - simply pull the belt and see which one (pulley) will react - tht one is tensioner.

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Apologies for digging up an old post but I also need to change the belt on my '07 Rondo.
The dealership want's $179 to replace the belt, I got the belt at NAPA for $22. I'd like to replace it myself, just need someone to point out the tension pulley as it is not obvious at all.

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on the other hand - simply pull the belt and see which one (pulley) will react - tht one is tensioner.
That doesn't work, the tension pulley is not spring loaded. The pulleys on my '04 Sorentos (I have 2) aren't spring loaded either.

Maybe someone could just point out the correct pulley...

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That doesn't work, the tension pulley is not spring loaded. The pulleys on my '04 Sorentos (I have 2) aren't spring loaded either.
Well, in mine, V6 2.7 it is spring loaded.
I checked it again.

Anyway, you have a wrong picture.
Here is the right one (this is for 2.7).
And description: the drive belt(A), the idler(B) and the tensioner(C).

And guys - since none of you spent time to fill out profile, I have no idea if you are talking about I4 or V6...


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only picture suggest you are talking about I4. So, the idler is the small one closest to PS pump, while tensioner is that one below, where the belt makes 180 degree turn. Do not mistake it with the idler next to alternator.
Or in other words. The next picture on kia tech info explains what is what.
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Well thanks for the help, but I do not have the wrong picture as I have the Rondo with I4. Sorry I didn't bother to fill out my profile information but considering I posted a picture of the I4 I would think that anyone would assume that I am talking about replacing the belt on the I4. Having said that, it would be great for someone to please point out which pulley on the picture I posted is the tension pulley so I can get this belt changed.
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...Sorry I didn't bother to fill out my profile information but ....
It is always much more helpful to have the info in profile...

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Well thanks for the help, but I do not have the wrong picture as I have the Rondo with I4...
Yes, you do. In terms of symbols (letters). If you looked on the next picture (on kia tech info) jsut below that one you posted (in TB section) you would find clear description what is what.
And I did repeat that above. I explained which one is tensioner.

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here it is, just in case you could not find it.
7. Remove the idler pulley(A).
8. Remove the drive belt tensioner(B).
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Ok, thanks.

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here it is, just in case you could not find it.
7. Remove the idler pulley(A).
8. Remove the drive belt tensioner(.
Alright, I'm also working on an 09 Rondo LX so I have the I4 as well.

However, I'm really struggling with the idea that I got to remove these pulleys to change the belt.

So my question is merely as such. Considering the placement of the engine mount, the power steering fluid line and the variety of other stuff in the way, how can I pull on the tensioner enough to install the belt without removing the engine mounts or any of the pulleys?

Is it even possible considering the space between the tensioner and the frame?

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I can't say about I4, but in V6 I put a wrench on the tensioner, pull it hard (it is STRONG spring) to release the belt, move the belt aside, and release the tensioner. Enough room to do that.

And I do not think you need to remove the pulleys to change the belt...

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