What is 2005 Kia Sedona timing belt play supposed to be and is there special procedure for measuring play?

Asked by Dec 11, 2014 at 06:54 AM about the 2005 Kia Sedona EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had timing belt cover off one side to replace bank 1 cam shaft pos sensor.  Noticed new
looking belt had lots of play.  Called dealer and they mentioned turning motor to TDC and
then checking so I turned engine on and then the belt was as tight as a belt should be.  
How the heck can a belt be that loose and then tighten up.  Bad timing belt tensioner?  
Does something "pump up" with oil pressure when the engine starts?}

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First does it look like this, you have this engine? (Click for full screen)

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And if so, this is the belt tensioner. It's spring loaded, Then we can go from there and try to figure out what is going on

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See how the idler is off-set like a eccentric type? Evidently being at TDC (On #1?) has something to do with it, the tensioner is not even touching the idler with belt on it

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Yes, it looks like that is the engine. The dealer to me about the TDC and thats why I dcecided to start it knowing it would pass TDC. Excellent information. I've changed timing belt tensioners before. However before doing that, I will change the cam pos sensor like my code checker is telling me to. Whoever you are, I thank you. Can I send you a tip? Tom Kegelman

Yes and ty my van is in OKC I'm in Wynnewood recovering from major back surgery I just need someone to go check it for me that cheap cause I only draw disability if it costs to much ill just sell it as is to sick to mess with it

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