Question about 2003 Kia Optima
I have every thing lined up but the timing mark is not lined up.do i need to install the alternator belt and power steering belt to start the car? please help
A car will start and run without an alternator as long as the battery is is good condition and fully charged, but it is advisable to install the alternator belt, for if you do get the engine running, and while it's idling and you're checking out other bits and pieces, the engine is trickle charging the battery, and saves you time to install the belt later.
As for aligning the timing marks,,, they have to be aligned otherwise all sorts of problems will arise *IF for some fluke* the engine does start.
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my alternator belt broke i
I am not sure where the crank position sensor is on your car but when the alternator belt broke on my Buick it trashed the crank sensor that is located next to the crank shaft pulley. The computer needs the crank senor to know the position of the crank shaft. If the sensor is bad the car will not start.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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
if ur fan belt broke n ur water pump is run by it look out knock senser usually controls ur injector pulse so yea it will not start crank too cam no
Posted on May 25, 2009
this one is tricky. Got this from autozone.com:
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
This sounds like a low voltage issue. Check the system voltage while running, need 13.8 to 14.6 or so. Have the battery terminals cleaned and load test the battery. If the battery voltage drops too low during startup, that can cause the clock to loose it's time.
Posted on Nov 01, 2010
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