Kia Sorento 2003-05

Accessory Drive Belts

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Adjustment



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the tensioner pulley bolt and adjust the belt tension as necessary.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the tensioner pulley bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6.  

Drive Belt Routings





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Fig. Accessory serpentine belt routing-3.5L engine



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Fig. Drive belt routing-3.5L engine

Inspection



Inspect the drive belt 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.

Removal & Installation



A/C Compressor Belt
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the tensioner pulley and adjust to relieve tension on the belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the belt.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the tensioner pulley bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  2.  

Alternator Belt
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the power steering and A/C belts.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the tensioner pulley and adjust to relieve tension on the belt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the belt.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the tensioner pulley bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  2.  

Power Steering Pump Belt
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the tensioner pulley and adjust to relieve tension on the belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the belt.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the tensioner pulley bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  2.  

 
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