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Can anyone please tell me where the tensioner is for the serpentine belt thank you
 

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No idea but how hard can it be? The serpentine belt loops around various pulleys and you should be able to identify what each of them does by inspection. It is also possible that the tension is adjusted by moving the alternator - post some pix of each pulley and what it is attached to.
 

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Prune,

Please read the text below along with the pictures. It's been copied from the Sorento workshop manual, and shows the position of each pulley and the tensioner on the engine. It also tells you the order you should fit the belt.


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Install the belt in the following order:

1. Install the belt in RH side of the auto-tensioner pulley.

Auto-tensioner pulley → Crankshaft pulley → Idler → Air conditioner compressor pulley → Idler → Water pump pulley

2. Install the belt in LH side of the auto-tensioner pulley.

Auto-tensioner pulley → Power steering pump pulley → Alternator pulley

3. Loosen the belt tension by turning the auto-tensioner clockwise (about 39°), and then install the belt on the idler between the alternator pulley and the water pump pulley.

CAUTION

Use torque wrench when rotating the auto-tensioner, because the auto-tensioner may be broken by over-torque.

Torque :78.5-88.3 N·m (8.0-9.0 kg·m, 57.9-65.1 lb·ft)

The tensioner mark should be between the “*” position. If not, replace the belt

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Best of luck!!
 
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