Kia Optima: Drive Belt System / Drive Belt

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Drive Belt System / Drive Belt

Repair procedures
Removal and Installation
1.

Remove the engine room under cover.

(Refer to Engine and Transaxle Assembly - "Engine Room Under Cover")

2.

Using the wrench, turning the auto tensioner pulley (A) counterclockwise and then remove the drive belt (B).

3.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

Inspection
1.

Check belt for maintenance and abnormal wear of V-ribbed part. Replace if necessary.

  

Do not bend, twist or turn the drive belt inside out.

Do not allow the drive belt to come into contact with oil, water and steam.

2.

Visually check the belt for excessive wear, frayed cords etc.

If any defect has been found, replace the drive belt.

  

Cracks on the rib side of a belt are considered acceptable. If the belt has chunks missing from the ribs, it should be replaced.

Drive Belt System
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Drive Belt Tensioner
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