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The Kia optima is not getting enough fire to start. The battery is good. The alternator was changed, but It will not start.

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our experience car stopped starting after battery light has been flickering intermittently. battery has been replaced. took alternator off and it tested fine. tested bad when on kia. they said check fusible link. no clue.

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How to change an altanator on a 2004 kia optima


The KIA Optima uses a 12 volt charging system with an alternating generator and a frame-grounded starting battery. The alternator is a smaller unit with an internal voltage regulator. The bushings, windings and regulator may wear out and fail, requiring replacement. The average backyard mechanic can change the alternator in a KIA in about an hour.
Things You'll Need
1.Socket set
2.Floor jack
3.Lug wrench
4.Screwdrivers
5.Crowbar
Instructions:
1.Disconnect the battery's positive terminal bolt by turning it counterclockwise. Set it away from the terminal.
2.Jack up the Optima and remove the front passenger side wheel by turning the lug nuts counterclockwise using the lug wrench. Set the wheel and tire aside.
3.Remove or fold aside the wheel well cover by turning the small screws counterclockwise and gently pulling it from the retainer clips. This will give access to the engine.
4.Push on the belt tension pulley until the belt loosens, then pull the belt off of the alternator's pulley wheel. The belt can be left hanging in place.
5.Turn the alternator's bolts in a counterclockwise direction using the socket wrench. A smaller wrench head may be required for the tight space.
6.Pull the alternator free by wiggling it out of the mount.
7.Position the new alternator into the mount and secure the bolts that hold it in place.
8.Push on the belt tension pulley to give enough slack to wrap the belt around the alternator's pulley wheel.
9.Restore the wheel well cover by pushing it onto the clips and securing the screws.
10.Replace the wheel by tightening the lug nuts in a clockwise direction, alternating the pressure of opposing bolts. This sets the wheel better than tightening all of the nuts in a circle.
11.Lower the Optima onto the ground, and reconnect the battery.

Oct 24, 2011 | 2004 Kia Optima

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My 04 kia optima will not start


check make sure battery is 12.5 volts.if not battery is weak need replacing.have alternator checked out if battery is low.besure to turn off radio.to keep from losing radio playing code.if you need to replace battery.if battery is good.check for fuel pump operation.turn ignition on listen to see if fuel pump running.if no check fuse and relay.if both is good have car scanned for pcm trouble codes and faulty fuel pump code.if all is good.you could have faulty mass air flow sensor or bad ignition components.

Dec 28, 2009 | 2004 Kia Optima

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2001 Kia Optima Alternator 4 Cyclinder change from top or bottom


Bottom! I'm sure some hot shot mechanics with very specialized tools could do it from the top, but the rest of us will need to access it from the bottom. Good luck, and use good jack stands!

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2003 Kia Optima is cranking but not firing. I can


change the crank senser.If still want start change the coil pack.

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01 kia optima stalled and wont start...starter just clicks


It seems the starter is playing up.First check if your battery is charged fully or try to jump start and see what happens.If the engine start then it's either you need a new battery or else you need a replacement alternator.Test using a voltmeter if the actual altenator is working.Finally the last option is the starter motor that needs changing or fixing...Hope this helps.

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Kia Sorento Warning Lights


1. Are your alternator belt lose???
2. Sound like your alternator is not putting enough amp out at idle. Have someone check your alternator out.

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