Mechanics

INCORRECTLY INSTALLED ALTERNATOR

2002 Kia Rio

Electrical problem
2002 Kia Rio 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 91,000 miles

New question to " the alternator is not installed correctly. Im assuming when the engine was replaced the mechanic who installed it left out a spacer for the alternator and when the alternator is now being installed when the bolts are tightened the alternator case is being distorted causing it to fail. I have seen this before.&Quot;

If the spacer is installed, will I need a new alternator
or is it ruined by the incorrect installation?
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Greengal
May 17, 2008.




Yes your alternator should be fine, you just need to put the right spacer in place.

Legitimate007
May 17, 2008.
I called the Kia dealer and asked for the
alternator spacer and the parts clerk told
me he had no idea what I was talking about.
Help!

What part do I ask for?

Tiny
Greengal
May 19, 2008.
Funny thats what I always called it. Your gonna have to bring it to your local shop and show it to them if possible. Take a picture or draw a diagram. Because some of these idiots have no idea. Or you can go to the parts place have them pull a alternator and show them what it is that u need
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Legitimate007
May 19, 2008.

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