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What is your question? Do you need a new alternator? How did you determine the problem? More information please.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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SOURCE: replace thermostat 2003 kia spectra

Hello, my name is Mario.

1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
2. Drain engine coolant
3. Remove bolt and nut for thermostat housing
4. Remove the old thermostat
5. Put a new thermostat and gasket (Install thermostat into cylinder head with jiggle pin positioned up.)
6. Place thermostat housing
7. Fill radiator with engine coolant
8. Connect battery negative cable
9. Start engine and check for leaks.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing the alternator belt on 2001 kia spectra

Then you don't take anything off. There will be a spring loaded idler that tensions the serpentine belt. Take a socket or long 12 point wrench and attach to the center bolt of the tensioner, then rotate the idler wheel away from the belt, take the belt off. Slowly release the spring tension of the idler.
The 2nd belt should be set up the same way.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 kia spectra check engine code p0604

I have bad news for you
p0604 is a transmission control module

check the connection at the transmission control module if there are no connection issues than you will need to replace the transmission controll module "tcm" there is no other test for that code.

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Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you replace a Drivers side headlight bulb 2006 kia spectra

Helps to remove the battery, but small ahbds can do it.

Directly behind the lens is a big round cap ... twist it off. The bulb is held in place with a spring that locks in to a notch in the holder. When handling the new bulb, don't touch the glass. The oil from your skin will cause it to shatter when turned on.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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SOURCE: timing belt 2003 kia spectra

We tried to replace the timing belt ourselves, and even though we had done it fine on other cars, we blew the engine and had to replace it. It is NOT worth it!!!

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How do I locate the tensioner for the alternator belt on a 2003 kia spectra?


I wondered the same thing and looked for days on end. To my surprise, there is no tension pulley for the 2003 Kia Spectra. The Kia 4 cyl has two (2) belts. The outside belt services the power steering and air conditioning. The inside belt (the one you want to service) services the alternator and water pump. The alternator tension is set by two (2) adjustment screws located on the alternator. One screw is used as a locking bolt and the upper bolt is used as the adjuster. You must first loosen the locking bolt which is located between the belt and the alternator housing. Loosen about 6 to 8 travels of the wrench (size 13mm), then tighten the upper bolt until you have no more than 1/2 inch of movement in the belt when you press down. After the correct tension is achieved, tighten the locking bolt and your done. As long as you're down there, you might as well check the outer belt as well. Same principle, one locking and one adjuster. Good Luck, Fred

Feb 25, 2015 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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I have a 2003 Kia Spectra that is not charging. It starts and runs. I replaced the alternator thinking that was it. The battery tests good. I read other answers that said to replace the 120A ALT fuse.


If there is other equipment in the car such as a high power amplifier or audio system, disconnect and see if it charges. Also check voltage on battery when you think you are at full charge. You may have a damaged cell inside the battery. Voltage should be around 12.8 to 13V dc.

Jan 02, 2015 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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How do I install the alternator on a 2003 KIA Spectra?


I just replaced the alternator on my 2003 Kia Spectra, not an easy job. It has to be removed from under the vehicle. First, after disconnecting the battery, remove the "locking" bolt on the topside of the alternator, along with the adjusting bolt (both metric 12mm). This is done from the topside, (rear, right side of the engine compartment). From under the vehicle, loosen the bolt that holds the alternator. At this point you have to decide whether to loosen the exhaust manifold or motor mount. I choose the motor mount. I loosened the mount and used a floor jack to raise the engine, only needed about an inch. Good luck.

Oct 10, 2014 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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2003 Spectra: how much will it cost to replace an engine for a 2...


used anywheres from $900.00- 1500.00 is my guess.

May 06, 2010 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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KIA SPECTRA 2003 ABS, BATTERY, BRAKE LIGHT IS ON ALTOGETHER WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. I DON'T KNOW WHY.


2006 kia spectra...brake and battery light came on car was still running, it never cut off....what do you think that could be?

May 06, 2009 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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03 kia spectra new alt and belt random squealing now no heat


right size belt ? cheap belt ? have battery tested

Feb 19, 2009 | 2003 Kia Spectra

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Coolant All Over Engine After Alternator Failed


You no longer had power to run thermo fans and i guess the car would have over heated and vented off built up pressure.

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