Kia Soul: Drive Belt Inspection - Timing System - Engine Mechanical SystemKia Soul: Drive Belt Inspection

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Timing System / Drive Belt Inspection

Drive Belt Inspection
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 Removal
    1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal. 2. Loosen the alternator tension adjusting bolt (A) to loosen tension. ...

    Drive Belt Adjustment
    Drive belt tension measurement and adjustment Belt tension measurement Measure the belt tension using a mechanical tension gauge or a sonic tension meter. Tensi ...

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    Compession Pressure Inspection
       If the there is lack of power, excessive oil consumption or poor fuel economy, measure the compression pressure. ...

    General Information
    Identification Numbers Identification Number Description Vehicle Identification Number 1. World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI) - KNA : Passenger vehicle, MPV(Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle)/SUV( ...

    Components and Components Location
    Component Location 1. Fender assembly ...