Alternator replacement

Tiny
T-WRECKS27
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  • 2005 KIA SPECTRA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 164,123 MILES
Hi, My car listed above is the ES model. The alternator went bad. I am now at a stand still. I have looked online to find diagrams how to loosen the belt to get the alternator free, but could not find one close to my vehicle. Any possible solutions where I can find one and steps that are best to take out the alternator?
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 AT 4:57 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Nothing beats a paper copy of the manufacturer's service manual. You can order them through the dealers' parts departments. Next are the online service information services the repair shops subscribe to. Instead of spending thousands of dollars per year, you can buy a subscription for just your car for a year or for five years. The five-year subscription typically costs around $45.00.

The two popular sites are "AllData" and "Mitchel On-Demand. They have everything found in the manufacturers' manuals, plus information on recalls, service bulletins, diagnostic hints, and common solutions. Here's the diagram from Mitchel for your car. Loosen lock bolt "B", then loosen adjuster bolt "A". Use "A" to tighten the belt later, then tighten "B" to hold it there.
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

I have found some diagrams for you (below) and a guide to show you what you are in for when changing the alternator.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-alternator

and once you are done you will need to test it to make sure it is working.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM

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