2003 KIA SPECTRA ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT

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  • mike32503
  • 2003 Kia Spectra

Electrical problem
2003 Kia Spectra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 73000 miles

I have the alternator disconnected for replacement on a 2003 Kia Spectra. How do I get it out of the engine compartment?

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 AT 2:02 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Temporarily loosen the water pump pulley bolts, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
Remove the front air intake inlet pipe bolts, 1.8L engine only.
Remove the top hose from the air intake inlet pipe, 1.8L engine only.
Remove the air intake inlet pipe clamp and the pipe, 1.8L engine only.
Remove the power steering pump, 2.0L engine only.
Remove the power steering pump bracket, 2.0L engine only.
Remove the alternator B terminal cover cap.
Disconnect the alternator electrical connections.
Loosen, but do not remove the alternator pivot bolt and the tensioner mounting bolt.
Remove the drive belt(s); relieve tension on the belt by rotating the adjustment bolt.
Remove the water pump pulley, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
Remove the power steering pump, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
Remove the power steering pump bracket, 1.6L (VIN 3) engine only.
Remove the alternator tensioner mounting bolt and the belt tensioner.
Remove the alternator pivot bolt.
Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up.
Remove the alternator.

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