Question about 2002 Kia Optima
How do i get it out
I just changed my brothers on a 2001 kia rio. You have to go from the bottom. There is a tensioning adjustment on the top you have to undo, as well as a bolt on bottom. It is hard to get it out because there is not a lot of room, i remember it hitting either a p/s line or the rack, and being frustrated. I used a floor jack and block of wood under the engine and jacked it up to reposition it. It gave me enough room to get it out. Remove the bottom bolt and disconnect the wiring from it and it should drop out with some effort. Getting it back in was harder. Once you get it back into position connect the wiring before you bolt it up all the way, put the lower bolt in, put the belt on, then back to the adjustment on top. Make sure everything is tight and you should be done.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
Kiatechinfo.com will get you all the information you need when working on a kia 2nd only to a chiltons or haynes manual.
For kiatechinfo.com register (its free) then select the information foryour car make model engine. Then either do a search for timing beltor pick from proper items in cloumn to the left.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
I just did it and found it fairly easy, after prying the motor forward a fraction of an inch it slides between the motor and steering rack. I suggest taking an angle grinder or something and grind down the lower alternator mount about a quarter of an inch or so to ease the re installation.
Posted on Dec 09, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check the belt,if its out it will flag up this code,your car will run on sequential firing from the crankshaft sensor,failing that put an oscilloscope on the signal wire at the sensor and ecu its possible the ecu might not be seeing the signal,start with the basics first
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
its not easy i wont lie to u i have a 2002 kia rio and ive removed the alternator 6 times the real trick is to take ur front passenger tire off and jack the car up high enough to have some wiggle room underneath. when u disconnect everything, youll want to face the alternator pretty much upside down and u just have to wiggle it out past your drive shaft and control arm
Posted on Oct 04, 2010
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on the clutch cylinder , you will see a bleeder valve just like on a brake assembly,, it takes 2 people to do this, One in the car to push the clutch pedal in and release it, One outside to crack open the bleeder, have the person in the car push the pedal down to the floor slowly, as this is being done, the outside person cracks open the bleeder, have the inside person hold the pedal down all the way and not let it come up , the outside person watches the fliud come out of the bleeder, ( hopefully air too ) once it slows, turn the bleeder tight again, then the inside person can let the pedal up, do this 4 or 5 times, to bleed the system or until you see no bubbles come out of the bleeder, if the inside person lets up too soon, you have to start the process over. make sure you keep the fluid level full this should look like yours http://www.partstrain.com/store/includes_v4/secure/popup.php?type=more&image=L2ltYWdlcy9wcm9kdWN0X2ltYWdlcy9pbWFnZXMvV09STERQQUMvVzAxMzMxNjMzNDU3UEJSLkpQRw==&title=UEJSIENsdXRjaCBTbGF2ZSBDeWxpbmRlcg==&text=
Posted on Jul 04, 2011
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