Kia Forte: Drive Belt System / Drive Belt Tensioner

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Drive Belt System / Drive Belt Tensioner

Components and components location
Components

1. Drive belt tensioner
2. Tensioner asjustment bolt

Repair procedures
Removal and Installation
1.

Remove the drive belt.

(Refer to Drive belt System - "Drive belt")

2.

Loosen the alternator upper mounting bolt (A).

Tightening torque :

26.5 - 37.3 N·m (2.7 - 3.8 kgf·m, 19.5 - 27.5 lb·ft) [10T Type]

24.3 - 26.9 N·m (2.48 - 2.74 kgf·m, 17.9 - 19.8 lb·ft) [8T Type]

3.

Loosen the adjusting bolt (B).

4.

Remove the alternator bracket (C).

Tightening torque :

24.3 - 26.9 N·m (2.48 - 2.74 kgf·m, 17.9 - 19.8 lb·ft)

5.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

6.

After installing the alternator bracket, adjust the drive belt tension by tightening adjusting bolt.

(Refer to Drive Belt System - "Drive Belt")

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