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How many belts does a Kia Sorento have?
The answer is four, total. You will find that You have three accessory or drive belts. These are in addition to the already present serpentine belt, also known as the timing belt.
How do you release a tension drive belt?
If equipped with a tensioner screw, back off the tensioner screw. Then, push the alternator toward the other pulleys, loosening the belt. To loosen an NAI tensioner, loosen the locking nut or bolt, then back off the tensioner screw. Push the pulley toward the other pulleys or accessories, loosening the belt.
How do I change the main drive belt?
- Fan belt replacement: Check the tensioner first. Check for excessive movement.
- Check the pulley/roller. Rotate the tensioner and slide the drive belt off the pulley/roller.
- Measure wear with an app.
- The right tools make it a do-it-yourself project.
- Remove the belt with a serpentine belt tool.
- Place the new belt.
How far can you drive without a serpentine belt?
depending on your vehicle a serpentine belt runs your A/C, alternator, and power steering usually. You can go 1/2 a mile without that. But, in some cars it also runs your water pump.
How much does it cost to replace a drive belt?
The driving belt replacement cost is usually just between $100 and $200 in most cases, with the belt and part itself costing between $28 and $80, while the labor costs will be between $75 and $120 total.
How much is it to change a belt?
Of course, it depends on your make and model as well as labor costs, but in general a replacement serpentine belt costs around $70-$200 (plus taxes and fees), including around $50 for the belt and around $150 for the labor.
Is serpentine belt same as timing belt?
Timing Belt. Don’t get confused—a serpentine belt is not the same thing as a timing belt. The timing belt is located inside the engine and keeps the crankshaft and camshaft in sync. This ensures that the engine intake and exhaust valves open and close in time with the pistons so the engine runs smoothly.
How expensive is it to replace a serpentine belt?
A typical serpentine belt start at around $25 and goes up to $75 at most. If you know some car repair basics, you could change the belt yourself, and it may save you paying labor charges somewhere between $75 and $120. All together, you’re looking at around $100 to $195 to replace your serpentine belt.
What happens if a serpentine belt breaks while driving?
If a serpentine belt breaks, a car won’t be drivable and will have to be towed. If the engine runs without a serpentine belt, it might overheat as the water pump will no longer work. A broken belt can also damage other parts.
How often should you change your drive belt?
A good rule of thumb is to replace your V-Belt every 30,000 miles, while your serpentine belt and timing belt should be replaced every 50,000, although these numbers vary depending on the make and model of your car. Hoses should typically be replaced every four years.