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Replacing the alternator belt on 2001 kia spectra

The alternator belt is off of my daughters car but in order to replace it i need to remove the power steering belt but cant figure out where the bolts are that need to be loosened to get it off

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  • hood_rick Jan 23, 2009

    yes it is but hes still not able to get it off

  • hood_rick Jan 23, 2009

    ok we arent at the car right now but he says he didnt remember seeing an idler wheel. He will go back to the car, (its in another town) and look at it again. He found the tensioner just not the idler wheel, is it possible there is no idler wheel

  • hood_rick Jan 23, 2009

    ok thanks hes a shade tree mechanic trying to help and havent found very many people that know how to work on kias. We appreciate all the help youve given

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Isn't this a serpentine belt?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    trying to replace alternator and can't figure out how to remove belt

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    what bolts and tensioners need to be loosened?


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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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  • Mark Egan Jan 23, 2009

    If he found the tensioner, then the idler wheel is a part of that assembly, and is what rides on the belt to tension it.

  • Mark Egan Jan 23, 2009

    I understand. Mechanicing is mechanicing, just a different manufacturer. But the basics are all the same.

    Sometimes helps to consult the Owner Manual too, and, you can stop by the local library to consult any repair manuals they may have. You can also try a Google search on the Make/Model/year, Engine of the car, with the words "replace belt" or "remove belt" or belt routing, etc. Maybe you can pull up a picture.


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