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2005 Kia Rio Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2005 Kia Rio
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Sub-Compact
25 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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February 5, 2013, 11:40 am

Keith M
 

Question: what does the alternator belt hook up to

the belt thats hooked up to my alternator keeps squeeling and keeps getting worse. i'm not sure if its the belt or tensiloner or both. Now is the tensioner the othe pully its hooked up to.


February 18, 2013, 4:14 pm

Elizabeth K
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If you remove the belt, you can turn the pulleys by hand and feel for roughness in the bearings. If you google '02 kia rio belt diagram' you will get some images of the belt routing.


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