How do you tighten the timing belt once it is on?

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Asked by May 26, 2013 at 11:29 PM about the 2006 Kia Optima EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

how  do you tighten the timeing belt once it is on?

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it has a spring loaded tensioner, the spring is what tensions the belt...replace your tensioner~there is an idler bearing that wears out there reducing the tension as well~

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the auto tensioner is over exstended can you recompress it or is it toast thanks again

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No, replacement is your only option.

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