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Replacing a alternator belt on a 2002 kia spectra.... another belt in the way cant find what loosens the belt

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  • chris g Jul 16, 2013

    I would like to know what the names of bolt D and Bolt B are. I'm trying to find the parts to replace.



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1.8L Engine
A/C Compressor-Power Steering Pump Belt

NOTE Refer to the accompanying illustration for bolt and nut locations.

  1. Loosen bolt A , nut B and nut C
  2. Loosen tension adjusting bolt D
  3. Remove the drive belt

To install:

Route the belt over the pulleys.
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Fig. Removing the A/C and P/S pump belt-1.8L engine

  1. Tighten bolt A and nuts B and C, as follows:
    1. Bolt A: 27-39 ft. lbs. (37-53 Nm)
    2. Nut B: 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-25 Nm)
    3. Nut C: 24-34 ft. lbs. (32-46 Nm)

  2. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.

Alternator Belt
  1. Remove the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  2. Loosen the alternator mounting bolt and adjusting bolt.
  3. Remove the alternator belt.

Fig. Alternator belt-1.8L engine

To install:

  1. Install the alternator belt and adjust, as outlined earlier.
  2. Tighten the bolts, as follows:
    1. Mounting bolt: 27-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm)
    2. Adjusting bolt: 14-18 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm)

  3. Install the A/C and power steering pump belt, if equipped.
  4. Check the belt tension and adjust as necessary.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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  • Candyse Hart
    Candyse Hart Nov 07, 2013

    Is there an easy way to turn the pulleys so that the hole in the pulley lines up with the bolt and we can get to it?

  • Candyse Hart
    Candyse Hart Nov 07, 2013

    I mean the P/S Pump pulley.

  • Jeffrey Turcotte
    Jeffrey Turcotte Nov 07, 2013

    You can use a ratchet and socket to turn the crankshaft bolt. This will turn all the pulleys. Also, you may be able to remove the belt without loosening bolt A, unless it is really tight.

  • Jessica Jan 12, 2014

    what is the name for bolt d and also for the little "mounting piece" that bolt b goes into? (not the big boomerang shaped bracket, but the smaller one).We need to replace these and im not sure what to ask for. thanks!



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I just changed a freinds alt. on her 2001 spectra.. if i remember correctly i loosened 3 bolts up on the top pulley ( ps pump) i even had to get creative and put my socket thru the hole on the ps pump belt wheel. That was the third bolt. and that knocked it loose.

Alternator was fairly easy to swivel around .. loosened 2 or 3 bolts and it swiveled easily. So i loosened 5 or 6 bolts total. and they were NOT easy to get loose.

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