01/04/2021 K01/KP15479XS: guide pulley bearing failure after replacement This article concerns the 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6-litre gasoline engines that can be found in the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Cerato, Kia Rio and many other Hyundai and Kia models. After all, our technical centre specialists have been getting reports of premature failure of a guide pulley included in Gates kits K015479XS and KP15479XS, which are compatible with the passenger cars mentioned above. A closer investigation of these cases alerted us to the fact that the position of the tension spring (not included in the kits), which should rest with one end on the engine structural element, and with the other end on a special lug of the tensioner base plate, often gets overlooked during or after the installation procedure. Read on to find out how to avoid this common mistake. More 26/02/2021 Thermostat replacement: jiggle pin and bleeder valve More 16/12/2020 Belt-driven stop&start engines: sidewinder tensioner and other innovations More 02/11/2020 Breather hoses: the importance of a timely replacement More 15/10/2020 SBDS tensioner installation procedure: mind the last tensioner pointer setting More Read More News Discover Gates TechZone Watch this video and discover what information you can find on this technical portal for professional car mechanics. A higher level of tech support with Gates! To help increase workshop efficiency and reduce the number of expensive warranty claims, we provide installers with better system and product know-how.