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Changing alternator belt

My alternator belt has fallen off and I am not sure how to either reattach it or replace it. I dod still have the belt.

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It is very possible you may need a belt tensioner and try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you

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Removing altenator on 2004 kia sedona 3.5


These are instructions that I found online. From reading them I am glad I have not yet had to replace the alternator on "MY" Sedona. Hope this helps as the KIA manual does not supply alternator R & R instructions. Good luck.
As for #5 I removed the front wheel and plastic panel when I had to replace "just" the serpentine belts and idler pulley.
1. Remove the terminal connections on the battery. Allow 30 minutes to pass for the airbags to automatically disable.
2. Remove the air filter intake. The air filter intake is the large plastic box above the radiator that is connected to the air filter housing. With the air filter intake removed, you can now remove the support beam above the radiator itself. You will have to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove a total of 10 screws from the support beam.
3. Place the large pan underneath the vehicle right under the radiator. Unplug the two radiator hoses that are connected to the radiator.
4. Remove the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to. Remove both fans that are attached to the radiator by unscrewing the four screws holding each fan in place. This will allow access to the alternator itself.
5. Remove the serpentine belt by loosening the manual adjustment pulley held in place by two nuts. Use the socket wrench to remove the nuts and then remove the serpentine belt. Remove the support bar that connects the engine block to the alternator. Remove the 2 screws holding the support bar in place to remove it.
6. Remove the three bolts on the left side of the alternator. Disconnect the wire harness to the alternator by squeezing the tabs and pulling it out. Disconnect the hot connector by pulling it out. Pull the alternator out of the vehicle. Place the new alternator into the vehicle and reconnect the hot connector and wire harness to the alternator.
7. Reattach the support bar by reinstalling the two screws. Reattach the serpentine belt into the vehicle and tighten the manual adjustment pulley. Reattach the two nuts holding it into place.
8. Reattach the fans attached to the radiator. Make sure there are four screws for each fan to secure it into place. Reattach the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to and reconnect the two hoses that were connected to the radiator.
9. Use all ten screws to reattach the black support beam above the radiator. Place the air filter intake back into the vehicle. Reconnect the terminal connections to the battery and close the hood.

Jan 18, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Altenator


These are instructions that I found online. From reading them I am glad I have not yet had to replace the alternator on "MY" Sedona. Hope this helps as the KIA manual does not supply alternator R & R instructions. Good luck.
As for #5 I removed the front wheel and plastic panel when I had to replace "just" the serpentine belts and idler pulley.
1. Remove the terminal connections on the battery. Allow 30 minutes to pass for the airbags to automatically disable.
2. Remove the air filter intake. The air filter intake is the large plastic box above the radiator that is connected to the air filter housing. With the air filter intake removed, you can now remove the support beam above the radiator itself. You will have to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove a total of 10 screws from the support beam.
3. Place the large pan underneath the vehicle right under the radiator. Unplug the two radiator hoses that are connected to the radiator.
4. Remove the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to. Remove both fans that are attached to the radiator by unscrewing the four screws holding each fan in place. This will allow access to the alternator itself.
5. Remove the serpentine belt by loosening the manual adjustment pulley held in place by two nuts. Use the socket wrench to remove the nuts and then remove the serpentine belt. Remove the support bar that connects the engine block to the alternator. Remove the 2 screws holding the support bar in place to remove it.
6. Remove the three bolts on the left side of the alternator. Disconnect the wire harness to the alternator by squeezing the tabs and pulling it out. Disconnect the hot connector by pulling it out. Pull the alternator out of the vehicle. Place the new alternator into the vehicle and reconnect the hot connector and wire harness to the alternator.
7. Reattach the support bar by reinstalling the two screws. Reattach the serpentine belt into the vehicle and tighten the manual adjustment pulley. Reattach the two nuts holding it into place.
8. Reattach the fans attached to the radiator. Make sure there are four screws for each fan to secure it into place. Reattach the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to and reconnect the two hoses that were connected to the radiator.
9. Use all ten screws to reattach the black support beam above the radiator. Place the air filter intake back into the vehicle. Reconnect the terminal connections to the battery and close the hood.

Jan 18, 2013 | 2004 Kia Sedona

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Replace alternator 2008 aveo


disconnect negative battery cable. Then remove rubber boot on altenator. Remove nut and cable attached. Unplug and remove wire harness also attached to altenator.
Loosen and remove both bolts holding on altenator.
Remove altenator.
Reverse process to reinstall. Pry on belt tensioner with pry bar and socket to loosen belt and place on altenator pulley after it is installed.
Last reattach battery cable and start vehicle.

Jun 04, 2012 | 2008 Chevrolet Aveo

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I need to change out my alternator on a 2005 V6 Escape. Do you have picture instructions available for a DIY?


  1. Raise the hood and use the battery wrench to disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Insert the belt tensioner tool into the belt tensioner and carefully pry the tensioner pulley off the belt. Move the belt off the alternator pulley with your free hand.
  3. Disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the alternator, using the pocket screwdriver to release the retaining clip in the connector and then pulling the connector out of the port in the alternator. Unbolt and remove the ground wire using the socket set.
  4. Use the socket set to unbolt the alternator. Hold the alternator in place with one hand while pulling the bolts out with your other hand once you have loosened the bolts enough to do so.
  5. Lift the old alternator out of the engine well and compare it to the replacement alternator. Make sure the two are identical by verifying the bolt holes are in the same positions and the wiring connector is in the same position on each.
  6. Place the new alternator in position and hold it there with one hand while you thread the bolts in with the other. Once the bolts can support the weight of the alternator, tighten them using the socket set.
  7. Plug the wiring connector into the replacement alternator and reattach the ground wire using the socket set.
  8. Use the tensioner tool to move the tensioner pulley away from the belt once more and slip the belt over the replacement alternator's pulley. Release the pressure on the tensioner tool carefully and remove it from the engine well after you have made sure the belt is seated on all the pulleys.
  9. Reconnect the battery cable and start the engine. Watch the belt to make sure it is traveling around the pulley path correctly before driving the vehicle.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures, but this should get you on your way.

Mar 07, 2011 | 2005 Ford Escape

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I had a squealing and replaced both belts. Squealing went away for about a week and came back with a loud squealing and grinding. I sprayed belt dressing and it took some away but not the grinding. I...


These are instructions that I found online. From reading them I am glad I have not yet had to replace the alternator on "MY" Sedona. Hope this helps as the KIA manual does not supply alternator R & R instructions. Good luck.

As for #5 I removed the front wheel and plastic panel when I had to replace "just" the serpentine belts and idler pulley. That was pretty simple.

1. Remove the terminal connections on the battery. Allow 30 minutes to pass for the airbags to automatically disable.

2. Remove the air filter intake. The air filter intake is the large plastic box above the radiator that is connected to the air filter housing. With the air filter intake removed, you can now remove the support beam above the radiator itself. You will have to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove a total of 10 screws from the support beam.

3. Place the large pan underneath the vehicle right under the radiator. Unplug the two radiator hoses that are connected to the radiator.

4. Remove the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to. Remove both fans that are attached to the radiator by unscrewing the four screws holding each fan in place. This will allow access to the alternator itself.

5. Remove the serpentine belt by loosening the manual adjustment pulley held in place by two nuts. Use the socket wrench to remove the nuts and then remove the serpentine belt. Remove the support bar that connects the engine block to the alternator. Remove the 2 screws holding the support bar in place to remove it.

6. Remove the three bolts on the left side of the alternator. Disconnect the wire harness to the alternator by squeezing the tabs and pulling it out. Disconnect the hot connector by pulling it out. Pull the alternator out of the vehicle. Place the new alternator into the vehicle and reconnect the hot connector and wire harness to the alternator.

7. Reattach the support bar by reinstalling the two screws. Reattach the serpentine belt into the vehicle and tighten the manual adjustment pulley. Reattach the two nuts holding it into place.

8. Reattach the fans attached to the radiator. Make sure there are four screws for each fan to secure it into place. Reattach the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to and reconnect the two hoses that were connected to the radiator.

9. Use all ten screws to reattach the black support beam above the radiator. Place the air filter intake back into the vehicle. Reconnect the terminal connections to the battery and close the hood.

Feb 27, 2011 | 2004 Kia Sedona

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How do you remove the alternator on a 2001 continental


2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine

Alternator replacement

1. Disconnect negative battery cable

2. Drain radiator coolant until coolant has drained from overflow bottle

3. Disconnect overflow hose at bottle

4. Remove 2 top power steering reservoir bolts and position reservoir out of the way

5. Disconnect coolant level sensor and bottom hose from coolant overflow bottle

6. Remove retaining nut and bolt

7. Remove coolant overflow bottle

8. Remove drive belt

9. Remove 4 fasteners from top alternator bracket and remove bracket

10. Remove attachment bolts and alternator from vehicle

11. To install reverse proceedure

12. Fill radiator and overflow bottle

13. Bleed air from cooling system

Feb 26, 2011 | Lincoln Continental Cars & Trucks

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Trying to remove alternator 2004 kia sodona


These are instructions that I found online. From reading them I am glad I have not yet had to replace the alternator on "MY" Sedona. Hope this helps as the KIA manual does not supply alternator R & R instructions. Good luck.

As for #5 I removed the front wheel and plastic panel when I had to replace "just" the serpentine belts and idler pulley.

1. Remove the terminal connections on the battery. Allow 30 minutes to pass for the airbags to automatically disable.

2. Remove the air filter intake. The air filter intake is the large plastic box above the radiator that is connected to the air filter housing. With the air filter intake removed, you can now remove the support beam above the radiator itself. You will have to use a Phillips screwdriver to remove a total of 10 screws from the support beam.

3. Place the large pan underneath the vehicle right under the radiator. Unplug the two radiator hoses that are connected to the radiator.

4. Remove the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to. Remove both fans that are attached to the radiator by unscrewing the four screws holding each fan in place. This will allow access to the alternator itself.

5. Remove the serpentine belt by loosening the manual adjustment pulley held in place by two nuts. Use the socket wrench to remove the nuts and then remove the serpentine belt. Remove the support bar that connects the engine block to the alternator. Remove the 2 screws holding the support bar in place to remove it.

6. Remove the three bolts on the left side of the alternator. Disconnect the wire harness to the alternator by squeezing the tabs and pulling it out. Disconnect the hot connector by pulling it out. Pull the alternator out of the vehicle. Place the new alternator into the vehicle and reconnect the hot connector and wire harness to the alternator.

7. Reattach the support bar by reinstalling the two screws. Reattach the serpentine belt into the vehicle and tighten the manual adjustment pulley. Reattach the two nuts holding it into place.

8. Reattach the fans attached to the radiator. Make sure there are four screws for each fan to secure it into place. Reattach the pipe that the radiator hoses were connected to and reconnect the two hoses that were connected to the radiator.

9. Use all ten screws to reattach the black support beam above the radiator. Place the air filter intake back into the vehicle. Reconnect the terminal connections to the battery and close the hood.

Jan 08, 2011 | 2004 Kia Sedona

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How do you change the alternator belt? the belt that spins the fan to keep the engine cool?? trying to replace it, can't figure out how.


release all the bolts to the alternator so that is able to swing inwards,then refit belt,using the alternator to pull belt tight.......check belt after tightening alternator to make sure its not too tight.

May 24, 2010 | 1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max

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When heat is turned on car engine fails ... burning rubber smell and grinding/rubbing noise in the engine


a/c compressor may be seized. A/c compressor kicks on when in defrost, a/c, floor/defrost modes any time temperature is above 40 degrees F. That will burn the sepenine belt and stall the engine.
Try turing heat on floor mode only & see if ok.

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Replace alternator yesterday. got in car today


Do you have the belt schematic on a sticker , on the underside of the hood?

Aug 15, 2009 | 1993 Buick Regal

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