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Where is the tensioner pulley located on a 2011 Kia Sorento

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Remove any items that may hinder you from looking at the drive belt and all pulleys that hooked up to it. The tensioner pulley is different from other pulleys as it has no grooves on it. It looked just like a roller with flat outer surface. It pushes on the flat side of the belt (compared to the grooved side -as other pulleys did). It is spring loaded and can be de-tensioned by moving it in the reverse direction of its push. If you are looking the TIMING BELT tensioner, then more things have to come off the engine before you could get to it.

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SOURCE: 2002 KIA SPORTAGE. REPLACING FAN BELT NEED RO

Hi, there are up to three belts if you have A/C. Each belt has a tensioning system. Diagrams and instructions from autozone.com are paste below. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

A/C belt:
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Alternator and fan belt:
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top view of generator belt adjusting bolt C:
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Power steering belt:
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Removal & Installation

A/C Compressor Belt

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen locknut (A).
  3. Remove the drive belt.

To install:
  1. Properly route drive belt around the pulleys.
  2. Adjust bolt (B) until belt tension is 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)when measured at deflection point shown.
  3. Retighten locknut (A) to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

Alternator Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the A/C belt.
  3. Loosen mounting bolts (A) and (B) from the back side of the alternator.
  4. Loosen adjustment bolt (C) and remove the drive belt.

To install:
  1. Properly route drive belt around the pulleys.
  2. Adjust bolt (C) until belt tension is 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)when measured at deflection point shown.
  3. Retighten locknut (A) to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)and locknut (B) to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  4. Reinstall the A/C drive belt.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the A/C and alternator drive belts for access.
  3. Loosen mounting lock bolt (A) and mounting bolt (B).
  4. With tension released removed the belt.

To install:
  1. Properly route drive belt around the pulleys.
  2. Carefully pry on the power steering pump using a suitable lever. Adjust belt tension is 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) when measured at deflection point shown.
  3. Retighten bolts (A) and (B) to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
  4. Reinstall the A/C and alternator drive belts.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

Posted on Feb 27, 2011

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SOURCE: where is the fuel pump relay on a 2003 kia sorento?

The fuel pump relay for this 2003 Kia Sorento is located insdie the engine compartment fuse box, open the hood locate fuse box and the relay is there, the fuse box cover should have listing of the location of the relay.

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I have the same problem with my 2011 Kia Sorento. I have been googling it and I think it may be a bad brake sensor switch. Going to take it to the dealership on Monday. I had my battery tested (which I had replaced about 3 weeks ago) and it was fine. I found a video online that shows how to bypass the brake sensor . Push the start button once and then again and hold it the second time for about 15 seconds until it starts. Mine started right up

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SOURCE: Location of camshaft position sensor for 2005 Kie Sorento

If it's an overhead cam, which I think it is, then it should be toward the very front of the engine, likely within the timing case. There should be some wires coming from it. It's usually a small black sensor.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the drive belt and the water pump pulley.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Remove the drive belt and the water pump pulley.
  5. Remove the timing belt cover, timing belt, auto tensioner and idler pulley.
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Fig. Water pump bolt locations

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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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