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2004 kia optima: know when to change the drive belts..cylinder

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How to know when to change the drive belts and how to change in a 2004 kia optima 4 cylinder?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 6 years ago.

The timing belt replacement is due at 40K miles or 64K km. The actual drive belts are replaced as needed but they are due to be inspected every 30K.


Which belt did you info on?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I am needing help with the belt that goes over the alternator along with the air conditioning and all other accessories
Expert:  Mark replied 6 years ago.
Alright, my info is pretty vague, so I will pass on this and maybe another expert has some solid info for you.
Expert:  jazzmaster replied 6 years ago.

hi, to remove the alt belt:


loosen tension lock bolt B and A then turn the tensioner adjuster bolt clockwise to loosen the belt

to remove the ac/powersteering belt


Loosen the tension pulley adjustment bolt A the turn the bolt B to loosen the tension on the ac/ps belt

the belt should be replaced at around 50,000 miles -or sooner if they show signs of cracking or fraying....guy...

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