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I have a 2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3. where is the adjuster bolt for the idler pulley? Trying to change serpentine belt and idler pulley.

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    I thought the 2008 Kia Sorento LX have a chain and not a drive belt... Is this true or not? I was told that by the dealer.

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The idler pulley deflects out of the way using a special wrench, the pulley is held against the belt only by a preset spring tension mechanism. You put the wrench on the bolt or in the square drive hole and deflect the pulley away from the belt, it must be manually held there to put the new belt on and then released to tension the new belt.

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SOURCE: how to change a serpentine belt

You sent the additional question in the Solution portion of the other original posting...I just happened to stumble upon it when you rated me a "2" out of "4" on the original Posting/Question. A "2" is not good for my 94% Rating!
As far as step-by-step:
The Tensioner Pulleys have two (2) types:
1. If it has an Adjustment Nut located near it: Loosen (counterclockwise) the nut. You will see the Pulley and Belt moving, loosening the belt.
2. The other type of Tensioner is an Automatic Tensioner. The standard rule with these is to move the Tensioner Pulley (it has a strong spring keeping it in place) in the direction of:
(a) Away from the Belt (contact with the Pulley portion).
(b) Towards the open area of the Pulley = towards the direction where the Belt is not iin contact with the Pulley.

Again: Let me know if this helped you, or if you have any additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com! And please don't use a "2". And yes you may change your original Rating from 2 to 4 if you wish....

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This is one that you can stare at all day. the trim pieces that include the air vents (usually woodgrain) will come off and expose the screws that hold the radio in. They are held in by spring clips, a gentle pry will get you started. Here is a website that shows how to remove one for a cell phone mount: http://www.bracketron.com/main/xmain_landing_page.php You may have to take the climate controll screws out to get the radio out far enough to reach the plugs on the back. You should be able to figure out the rest. good luck, and be gentle.. the trim is getting cheaper and cheaper, and is really easy to break.

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SOURCE: change idler pulley

It's a T-40 size, but I removed the bolt by first removing the bracket holding the pulley--I assume you're talking about the alternator idler pulley, the one right below the alternator. The bracket is held in place by three 14 mm bolts which I was able to reach from the top of the engine (after removing the black plastic air tube). I then put the bracket in a vise and "buzzed" off the 14 mm nut using an electric impact wrench ($30 +/- from Heartland of America). Be careful when putting the nut back on--the impact wrench will likely be too much torque!


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SOURCE: Where is the Fuel Filter in a Kia Sorento 2004 LX

THE FUEL FILTER IS IN THE FUEL TANK, THERE IS An ACCESS PANEL UNDER THE REAR SEAT CUSHION.

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SOURCE: How do change the serpentine belt on a 2005 Kia

There is a tensioner pulley that has a nut in the middle of it, loosen that nut and there is a tensioner bolt that when you loosen it, it slides the pulley away from the belt to replace it.

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Water pump is Timing belt driven. It is below the Camshaft sprocket, in the timing case. If you want to repair/replace it here are the instructions.
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COMPONENTS

REMOVAL
  1. Using the drain plug, drain the coolant.
  2. Remove the drive belt and the engine coolant pump pulley.
  3. Remove the timing belt cover, the auto tensioner and idler pulley.
  4. Remove the water outlet fitting, the thermostat case and the water pump fitting.
  5. Remove the engine coolant pump mounting bolts.
  1. Remove the engine coolant pump assembly from the cylinder block.
INSPECTION
  1. Check the engine coolant Water pump for cracks, damage or wear, and replace the pump assembly if necessary.
  2. Check the bearing for damage, abnormal noise and sluggish rotation and replace the pump assembly if necessary.
  3. Check the seal it for leaks and replace the pump assembly if necessary.
INSTALLATION
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  1. Clean the gasket surfaces of the engine coolant pump body and the cylinder block.
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  1. Install the new engine coolant pump gasket and pump assembly. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque. Tightening torque
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Head mark "7": 17 - 22 Nm(170 - 220 kg.cm, 12 - 16 ft. lbs.)
  1. Install the water pump fitting, the thermostat case and the water outlet fitting.
  2. Install the auto tensioner and timing belt. Adjust the timing belt tension, then install the timing belt cover.
  3. Install the drive belt, coolant pump pulley and then adjust the auto tensioner.
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Locate the idler pulley to the left of the crankshaft pulley. The idler pulley bolts to the idler arm. The idler pulley is replaced with the arm because they are sold as one unit.

  • 2 Place a 3/8-inch ratchet driver into the square hole on the face of the idler pulley and pull up on the handle. This releases tension on the Sonoma's serpentine belt. Pull the belt off the idler pulley, lower and remove the ratchet handle.
  • 3 Remove the two bolts that secure the idler arm to the engine block using a socket and ratchet, and discard the old idler arm.
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    How is the best way to replace a serpentine belt on a 2005 kia sorento


    First remove the engine plastic cover by removing the bolts that hold in. Then loosen the nuts at the front of the AC Belt and Power Steering Belt. Now use a Socket set and loosen these two belts by turning the tension adjustment bolt, Anti-Clockwise.

    You have to remove the first two belts (AC & Power Steering) before reaching the Serpentine Belt.

    Now loosen the nut on the front of the lowest pulley before loosening the serpentine belt.

    To loosen the serpentine belt, you could either remove the metal skid plate at the bottom of the engine by turning the tension adjustment bolt, Anti-Clockwise or reach down from the top and loosen it with the socket set ( quick & easiest)

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    How do i set the timing belt on a 1997 cadillac catera?the betl did not break but how do i make sure the belt did not move a couple of teeth.


    Hi, there should be marks on the belt itslf that align with hatch marks on the timing gears. Below are the instructions for installation. From these, you should be able to verify that the belt is in time. There are also some diagrams here: http://www.2carpros.com/diagrams/cadillac/catera/1997


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    7. Run the engine and check for leaks.

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    You sent the additional question in the Solution portion of the other original posting...I just happened to stumble upon it when you rated me a "2" out of "4" on the original Posting/Question. A "2" is not good for my 94% Rating!
    As far as step-by-step:
    The Tensioner Pulleys have two (2) types:
    1. If it has an Adjustment Nut located near it: Loosen (counterclockwise) the nut. You will see the Pulley and Belt moving, loosening the belt.
    2. The other type of Tensioner is an Automatic Tensioner. The standard rule with these is to move the Tensioner Pulley (it has a strong spring keeping it in place) in the direction of:
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    (b) Towards the open area of the Pulley = towards the direction where the Belt is not iin contact with the Pulley.

    Again: Let me know if this helped you, or if you have any additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com! And please don't use a "2". And yes you may change your original Rating from 2 to 4 if you wish....

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