Question about 2001 Kia Rio
If that is the case check your belt tension and make sure it is not too tight. Next start the car and leave it run, when the squeal check and see if the alternatir or any other pulley is locking up. It sounds lock when the alternator warms up it locks up. That would mean the bearings in the alternator are bad. This can happen even on a new one. Check this and I feel tjat is where your problem is.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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NOTE There is a trend among manufacturers today to refer to the source of belt-driven electrical power as a -generator-; however, by virtue of the method in which the -generator- produces electrical current the device is actually an -alternator-. The two terms may be used interchangeably.
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