Kia Soul: Drive Belt Inspection - Timing System - Engine Mechanical System - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Drive Belt Inspection

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 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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    Owner’s responsibility
    ✽ NOTICE Maintenance Service and Record Retention are the owner's responsibility. You should retain documents that show proper maintenance has been performed on your vehicle in accordan ...

    Starter Reassembly
    1. Reassemble in the reverse order of disassembly. ...

    Engine compartment fuse replacement
    1. Turn the ignition switch and all other switches off. 2. Remove the fuse panel cover by pressing the tab and pulling the cover up. 3. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it is blown. To remo ...