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How to replace Alternator on 2001 Kia Sephia

How do you get the alternator out the space is tight. I have it off but can't get it out to replace the new one.

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  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    alternator removed from car

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    i have the alternator off, but can't get out because of tight spot to replace it with new one..

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    can not squeeze the alternator out of the tight spot

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You may try removing the engine mount and slightly raising the engine. It will give you much more room to work. I had to replace the timing belt on mine and I resisted this advice for a while. Once I finally did, the job went much quicker. I placed a jack under the oil pan (with a block of wood between jack and oil pan) and then upped the jack until it just made contact. Then I removed the engine mount directly in front of the serpentine belt. You can then slowly jack the engine up to gain more room. I can't remember where the alternator is on the sephia (up high on the motor or down low). If it's low, you could just lower the jack slowly to gain more room.


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  • kiahater Jan 27, 2011

    remove 2 screws from power steering pipe and than can move the pipe and make space for alternator to come out.

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