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How to take both belts off a 2003 kia spectra

Cant get the front belt off my kia to replace my alternator belt

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SOURCE: replacing the alternator belt on 2001 kia spectra

Then you don't take anything off. There will be a spring loaded idler that tensions the serpentine belt. Take a socket or long 12 point wrench and attach to the center bolt of the tensioner, then rotate the idler wheel away from the belt, take the belt off. Slowly release the spring tension of the idler.
The 2nd belt should be set up the same way.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: timing belt 2003 kia spectra

We tried to replace the timing belt ourselves, and even though we had done it fine on other cars, we blew the engine and had to replace it. It is NOT worth it!!!

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I had my alternator replaced in my 2001 Kia

whan a new belt is put on it will always stretch a littl;e after a few days and will need to be tightened,if its making noise....it most likely loose,so after the belt is replaced..drive it for a day or two then have it retightened,hope this helps

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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SOURCE: how do i change alternator belt 2003 kia spectra

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Replacement


1. Remove AC and P'S drive belt, it equipped.

2. Loosen generator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.

3. Remove generator belt.

4. Install new generator belt and adjust to specification.

5. Tighten all bolts to specified torque.

Tightening torque mounting bolt: 27-38 Lb-ft (37- 52 N.m. 3.8 -5.3 kg-m)

Adjusting bolt: 14 - 18 Lb-ft (19 -26 N.m. 1.9 -2.6 kg-m)

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6. Install AC and P'S drive belt, if equipped. and adjust to specification.

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Posted on Dec 22, 2010

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Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

1.8L Engine
A/C Compressor-Power Steering Pump Belt


NOTE Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

  1. Loosen bolt A , nut B and nut C
  2. Loosen tension adjusting bolt D
  3. Remove the drive belt

To install:

Route the belt over the pulleys.
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Fig. Removing the A/C and P/S pump belt-1.8L engine


  1. Tighten bolt A and nuts B and C, as follows:
    1. Bolt A: 27-39 ft. lbs. (37-53 Nm)
    2. Nut B: 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm)
    3. Nut C: 24-34 ft. lbs. (32-46 Nm)

  2. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.

Alternator Belt
  1. Remove the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  2. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.
  3. Remove the alternator belt.
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Fig. Alternator belt-1.8L engine



To install:

  1. Install the alternator belt and adjust, as outlined earlier.
  2. Tighten the bolts, as follows:
    1. Mounting bolt: 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm)
    2. Adjusting bolt: 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm)

  3. Install the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  4. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.

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How do I locate the tensioner for the alternator belt on a 2003 kia spectra?


I wondered the same thing and looked for days on end. To my surprise, there is no tension pulley for the 2003 Kia Spectra. The Kia 4 cyl has two (2) belts. The outside belt services the power steering and air conditioning. The inside belt (the one you want to service) services the alternator and water pump. The alternator tension is set by two (2) adjustment screws located on the alternator. One screw is used as a locking bolt and the upper bolt is used as the adjuster. You must first loosen the locking bolt which is located between the belt and the alternator housing. Loosen about 6 to 8 travels of the wrench (size 13mm), then tighten the upper bolt until you have no more than 1/2 inch of movement in the belt when you press down. After the correct tension is achieved, tighten the locking bolt and your done. As long as you're down there, you might as well check the outer belt as well. Same principle, one locking and one adjuster. Good Luck, Fred

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1. Remove AC and P'S drive belt, if equipped.

2. Loosen generator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.

3. Remove generator belt.

4. Install new generator belt and adjust to specification.

5. Tighten all bolts to specified torque.

Tightening torque mounting bolt: 27-38 Lb-ft (37- 52 N.m. 3.8 -5.3 kg-m)

Adjusting bolt: 14 - 18 Lb-ft (19 -26 N.m. 1.9 -2.6 kg-m)

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6. Install AC and P'S drive belt, if equipped. and adjust to specification.

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Installing timing belt is not very hard. Install the timing belt onto the pulleys, as follows, crankshaft pulley first, then the idler pulley, exhaust camshaft pulley, intake camshaft pulley, and the tensioner pulley. Just make sure the timing marks are set exact and not got moved from its actual position.------ If in-case,you missed the timing marks.Then you need to align it exactly,other wise there will be problem.------ For timing belt replacing and timing belt diagram,click the link below:--- http://carbeltrouting.blogspot.com/2011/10/2003-kia-spectra-timing-belt.html ------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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How do i change alternator belt 2003 kia spectra


Welcome to FIxYa.com

Replacement


1. Remove AC and P'S drive belt, it equipped.

2. Loosen generator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.

3. Remove generator belt.

4. Install new generator belt and adjust to specification.

5. Tighten all bolts to specified torque.

Tightening torque mounting bolt: 27-38 Lb-ft (37- 52 N.m. 3.8 -5.3 kg-m)

Adjusting bolt: 14 - 18 Lb-ft (19 -26 N.m. 1.9 -2.6 kg-m)

Image

6. Install AC and P'S drive belt, if equipped. and adjust to specification.

leedavidian_154.jpg

Thank you for using FixYa.com

Regards, Lee Davidian

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The timing belt should be replaced to avoid the possibility of bent valves if the belt fails. This is normally performed as preventative maintenance when the vehicle has approximately 100,000 miles. However, to reassure Kia owners, I drove my own 2003 Kia Spectra 170,000 miles without performing this maintenance so I can attest to the durability of the factory belt.

It is a gamble to attempt to go beyond the normal service life of the timing belt.

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Then you don't take anything off. There will be a spring loaded idler that tensions the serpentine belt. Take a socket or long 12 point wrench and attach to the center bolt of the tensioner, then rotate the idler wheel away from the belt, take the belt off. Slowly release the spring tension of the idler.
The 2nd belt should be set up the same way.

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