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How do you change a alternator on a 2003 kia optima 2.4 L.? I HAVE THE NEW ALTERNATOR .

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SOURCE: 2003 kia optima over heating

out from bottom to top

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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what i heard that it is like removing it from under the car which is not possible without lifting the 4 wheels. Also you may want to first do this before removing the alternator, even the multimeter shows the alternator failed test. Simply go underneath the car to check for the wire that comes out from the alternator and goes to the battery to charge it up. This particular wire that is coming out from the alternator to charge up the battery is completely fused or burnt.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Kia Optima 2004

This could be multiple issues.
1.) timing belt
2.) Crank sensor
3.) Fuel pump (although usually they do not just die they get weak)

Check these let me know.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing 2004 kia optima alternator

I'm not sure on the cost but I replaced mine a few weeks ago and man o man what a job!!! I had to take apart the wheel assembly on the pass side.....pull the axle...jack the engine. 1st time 10 hrs.....2nd time thanx to a fualty replacement alt. 6 hrs. Good luck

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: blown lights and overcharging alternator (2 alternator)

this can be caused by a shorted cell in the battery, has the battery tested? and clean the battery cable's, corrosion can also cause this condition.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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We removed an alternator from kia optima but we can't get it out from the hood. tried above and tried the wheel well. any other options


You may have to take it out from under the car. A lot of the front wheel drives are like this. Not familiar with the Kia but almost sure you will need to remove from the bottom.

Dec 26, 2011 | 2003 Kia Optima

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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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How do i change the alternator fuse for a kia optima 2003


there are no fuses for that check the 80fuse ok

Aug 24, 2010 | 2003 Kia Optima

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2003 kia optima battery light came on and headlights went dim and then out but high beams still work, dash lights are dim and the car still runs.


The alternator has stopped charging for some reason.
First check alternator drive belt is ok;
Check dash 'battery' (or 'ALT') light illuminates when ignition on and motor not running- if not, check 'ALT' lamp is not blown and connections to alternator are ok;
If all above ok, the alternator may be faulty.

Jan 16, 2010 | 2003 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.

Jul 09, 2009 | 2003 Kia Optima

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2003 kia optima over heating


out from bottom to top

Nov 13, 2008 | 2003 Kia Optima

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