See Figures 1 through 5
Inspect the belts for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately. It is best to replace all drive belts at one time, as a preventive maintenance measure, during this service operation.
See Figures 6 through 17
It is a good idea, therefore, to visually inspect the belts regularly and replace them, routinely, every two to three years.
Except Sonata V6
Belts are normally adjusted by loosening the bolts of the accessory being driven and moving that accessory on its pivot points until the proper tension is applied to the belt. Some models also have belt tension adjusting bolts that are used to take up any slack in the belt. The accessory is held in this position while the bolts are tightened. To determine proper belt tension, you can purchase a belt tension gauge or simply use the deflection method. To determine deflection, press inward on the belt at the midpoint of its longest straight run. The belt should deflect (move inward) 0.35-0.43 in. (9-11mm). Some long V-belts and most serpentine belts have idler pulleys which are used for adjusting purposes. Just loosen the idler pulley and move it to take up tension on the belt.
ALTERNATOR AND POWER STEERING PUMP BELT
To increase the tension on the belt, first loosen the power steering nut pulley locknut. Then, with the proper size wrench, turn the adjusting bolt CLOCKWISE to loosen the pulley (this a left-hand threaded bolt). Move the tensioner pulley to tension the belt. Once the belt is tensioned, position the adjusting bolt back to the far side of the recess in the tensioner pulley mounting bracket and tighten the locknut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).AIR CONDITIONER BELT
First loosen the tensioner pulley bolt that is labeled A in the accompanying illustration. Next, turn adjuster bolt B to adjust the belt deflection to 0.177-0.216 in. (4.5-5.5mm). Once the belt is tensioned, tighten bolt A and check the tension again after the bolt is tight. Crank the engine a few times and recheck the belt tension.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
To remove a drive belt, simply loosen the accessory being driven and move it on its pivot point to free the belt. Then, remove the belt. If an idler pulley is used, it is often only necessary to loosen the idler pulley to provide enough slack the remove the belt. It is important to note, however, that on engines with many driven accessories, several or all of the belts may have to be replaced.