Question about Kia Cars & Trucks
I don't know if Kia use the technology but you should be aware an increasing number of engines have no tensioning jockey pulley but instead use an elastic belt. Manufacturers say cut off that type of belt and replace. A simple fitting tool is supplied with a new belt.
I have yet to encounter one even though they have been around for some years but a colleague has managed to remove and refit that sort of belt.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Faceing the Engine The Tentioner is on the LEFT side next Pulley Down from the Alternator , Use A Box end 6 point Wrench to Turn Tentioner To the Right (CLOCKWISE) to Loosen the Belt, Take A Good Look at it If there is No Belt Diagram to Remember the Way It is Routed if thats all you need then you R on your way. Good luck !
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
On my 2005 Tacoma with the 4.0L V6, I found it easier to change the belt from under the truck. Just remove the skid pan. Plenty of room to install the belt. The tensioner pulley is the one at about 2-o'clock from the crankshaft with the belt nearly all the way around it.
Posted on May 19, 2009
You need to put a piece of wood underneath the oil pan and place a jack underneath the oil pan/motor, loosen the motor mounts that are next to the belts, then raise the motor enough to reveal the nuts/bolts for pulley...just dont raise the oil pan so high that you crush it or break something, only enough to be able to reach tension pulley...
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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