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The belt is loose and squealing

How to adjust the belt tensioner in a 2002 KIA Sportage.

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The belts are stretched! I have the same problem! You have to replace them, for I was told you cant tighten them, I drove mine for over 2 years like that!

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hi well this does sound strange, i myself have not heard of a modern belt needing to be adjusted, as they have automatic adjusting pulleys, which as you say either work or don't, i know some vehicles have an alignment on the tensioner pulley, but that shouldn't have an effect on the actual tension of the belt, i might be barking up the wrong tree here, i know a long time back, fords used to have a tensioner that could be tightened as the belt stretched, to this was only on the serpentine belt and not the timing belt, i think they are opinion..hope this helps

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Align marks on timing belt pulley and pump body.

Camshaft pulley alignment marks
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  2. Install timing belt. NOTE: No looseness should exist on the tension side and at the camshaft pulleys.
  3. Loosen tensioner lock bolt.
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  2. Install upper timing belt cover.
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  9. Install 4 fan bolts. Tighten to 24 ft lb (33 Nm).
  10. Install fan shroud mounting bolts.
  11. Install fresh air duct.
  12. Connect hose to resonance chamber.
  13. Connect battery negative cable.

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have you check you belts for proper adjustment.

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