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Try a do it yourself manuel by haynes or chilton , you might find your make and year ,model at a half priced book store , or full price at the auto parts stores. from my own kias there is no adjustment . you have to replace them. but i dont have an optima , i have a rio and spectra and had a sephia. try calling the dealership and ask how much do they charge to set the timing. if they say couple $$$ or say they have to replace the belts you will know for free.

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