Question about 2002 Kia Optima
Trying to loosen the tension on serpentine belt so i can remove the power steering pump. every time i turn the bolt it seems to get loose for a second then it gets tighter. do not notice any difference in the tension on the belt itself
The tensioner is on a spring arm, no need to take it off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Excessive belt tension will cause damage to the alternator and water pump pulley bearings, while, on the other hand, loose belt tension will produce slip and premature wear on the belt. Therefore, be sure to adjust the belt tension to the proper level.
To adjust the tension on a drive belt, loosen the adjusting bolt or fixing bolt locknut on the alternator, alternator bracket or tension pulley. Then move the alternator or turn the adjusting bolt to adjust belt tension. Once the desired value is reached, secure the bolt or locknut and recheck tension.
Fig. . . . then remove the alternator belt from the engine
Fig. . . . then remove the power steering belt from the engine
Fig. Accessory V-belt routing-Mitsubishi 3.5L and 1998-00 3.0L SOHC Galant engines
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Hi, Please follow below steps :
-. Jack up front wheel and remove the tires
-. Remove the Motor Mount next to the Power Steering Pump and timing belt cover
-. Loosen the Alternator/Water Pump belt.
-. Loosen the Power Steering/AC/Tensioner belt by loosening the Tensioner Bolt first.
-. Remove the power steering pump bracket.
Leave the pump attached to the bracket.
-. Remove the Water Pump Pulley.
-. Now it's time to remove the Crank Pulley.
-. Remove the Timing Cover bolts.
-. Remove and replace the crankshaft sensor
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Fig. Fig. 6: Unfasten the retaining bolts...
Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the serpentine belt guard
Fig. Fig. 8: ...
Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the serpentine belt
Fig. Fig. 10: Serpentine drive belt routing-2.2L engine
Fig. Fig. 11: Removal and installation of the serpentine belt-2.3L engine
Fig. Fig. 12: Serpentine belt routing-2.5L engine with and without A/C
Fig. Fig. 13: Use an 18mm box end wrench on the pulley nut to rotate the tensioner on the 3.8L engine
Fig. Fig. 14: in. breaker bar to rotate the tensioner
Fig. Fig. 15: On the 3.4L, use a box end wrench, then rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the serpentine belt
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