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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: belt tensioner
It is a very involved process of removing and replacing. You will have
to remove all of the belts, the front timing belt covers, (upper and
lower). You will also have to remove the front bracket that is mounted
to the front of the block, which serves as the mount for the power
steering pump, the alternator and the A/C compressor.You will also have
to remove the crankshaft pulley. You cannot remove the plastic lower
timing belt cover unless you remove all of these things first. The tensioner is located underneath the lower cover along side the timing belt on the passenger side. It has two bolts that
hold it in place. You will have to remove these two bolts.
The crankshaft pulling bolt is a right handed thread and loosens by turning counter clockwise. The pulley will slip off but is a very tight fit. Do not try to turn it while removing it as there is a small pin that keeps it aligned to one position. Use a small ball pine hammer to tap it loose.
It is also a good idea to remove the electric cooling fan shroud that is mounted to the inside side of the radiator and the radiator hoses to give yourself more room to work. It has only two bolts at the top holding it in place. And then slips into two retaining clips at the bottom. Lifting it will pull it out of these retaining clips.
When you remove the small bypass hose located at the top of the radiator , to the passenger side, be careful not to break off the small nipple protruding out of the radiator tank. It is plastic and will break easily if you try to pull the rubber bypass hose from it. This will have to be taken to a radiator shop to have repaired if you accidentally break this off. Be sure to carefully loosen the hose from this nipple before trying to pull it off.
And one more thing, if you go to that much trouble to replace the tensioner, it is a good idea to go ahead and replace the timing belt as well. It is a maintenance item and you will have to go through the same process to replace it as well. Do it once and do it right.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
It's a bit of work for most unless you are a mechanic. I changed my 2003 kia (v-6) Is your a v6? CAUTION: be careful not to lose your timing marks on you dual overhead cams. They will spin a bit when you remove your old belt, due to the tension on the valve springs, so first, turn your crank pulley to the timing mark at top dead center. Also be careful for the timing cover. These are made of really cheap carbon fiber material that will erode upon handling....Again, unless you feel very confident in you mechanical abilities, don't try it....I will soon replace spark plugs on our piece of junk, and I'm not looking forward to that either., but I'm sure for the dealers cost of over $300, I can do it myself, even though I have to remove the whole intake assy.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
The recommended interval for changing the timing belt is in the owner's manual. Generally, this is every 60,000 miles.
P.S. I found the data on the internet and, it is indeed 60,000 miles.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
SOURCE: 2004 Kia Sedona shakes/vibrates when turning a corner and accelerating from 0-40. Repair shop replaced front left tire because stell belt showing. Stopped for day after repair then started again tod
one check if your wheels are tight 95 ftlbs if mag wheels remove make sure no heavy corrosin arond hub and rim wheel will not seat properly and come loose. 2 check front end if belts are showing check ball joints and tie rides for wear vans are also known
for bad wheel bearings even if you cant hear it at 80km50mph give or take it may have ecssive play
check that front end .otherchecks ps pump and or loose p/s belt
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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