KIA Niro: Drive Belt / Idler Repair procedures

Drive Belt Repair procedures

Removal

  1. Remove the engine room under cover.

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

  2. Remove the drive belt.

(1) Using the wrench, turning the mechanical tensioner (A) counterclockwise and then insert a
stopper pin (B) into the hole.

(2) Install the SST (09244 - G2100) to hydraulic tensioner (A) and then

(2) Install the SST (09244 - G2100) to hydraulic tensioner (A) and then compress the hydraulic
tensioner by tightening the adjusting bolt (B).

Warning

Warning

  • To prevent damage the hydraulic tensioner, slowly must work by using the hand tool.
  • Before using the SST (09244-G2100), check the safety pin (A) is positioned well as
    shown in the image below.

(3) Remove the drive belt (A).

Installation

Installation

  1. Install the drive belt.

(1) Install the drive belt (A).

(2) Remove the SST (09244 - G2100) from the hydraulic tensioner (A) by

(2) Remove the SST (09244 - G2100) from the hydraulic tensioner (A) by loosening the adjusting
bolt (B).

Warning

Warning

To prevent damage the hydraulic tensioner, slowly must work by using the hand tool.

(3) Using the wrench, slightly lift the mechanical tensioner (A) and then remove the stopper pin (B).

Slowly place the mechanical tensioner (A).

  1. Install the engine room under cover.

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

Inspection

Visually check the belt for excessive wear, frayed cords etc. If any defect has been found, replace the drive belt.

Warning

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

Idler Repair procedures

Removal and
Installation

  1. Remove the drive belt.

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

  2. Remove the idler (A).

Tightening torque : 39.2 - 49.0 N*m (4.0 - 5.0 kgf*m, 28.9 - 36.2 lb*ft)

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal

Inspection

Check the idler for excessive oil leakage, abnormal rotation or vibration. Replace if necessary.

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