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Kia Spectra Kia Issues New Alternator to Replace Weak One

 
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 120,117 mi (93,000 mi - 192,000 mi)

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The original alternator was incapable of supplying sufficient power to the battery when the engine was idling with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning). A new, more powerful alternator and reprogramming of the powertrain computer will commonly correct this problem.

  • comm601, , 113,500 mi
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    I have a 2004 kia spectra 2.0 liter. The alternator isn't charging the battery but when I took it off and had it tested 3 times it passed every time. The belt is tight enough and I replaced the plug. I replaced the battery and still having same problem.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    At times the air bag light will come on and all lights will dim. When at an idle the engine will bog down from the incapatiable load and die.

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  • Visitor, , 100,500 mi

    Lost power while idling. Got a jump and went to pep boys. They replaced the battery. New battery was dead the next day. Looks to be this same alternator issue. My LED clock has always flickered on and off.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    I have a 2004 kia spectra 2.0 liter. The alternator isn't charging the battery but when I took it off and had it tested 3 times it passed every time. The belt is tight enough and I replaced the plug. I replaced the battery and still having same problem.

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  • Visitor, , 93,000 mi

    At about 59,000 miles the radio/Cassette had issues. Sometimes it would work other times it wouldn't then it stopped working completely. Then the AC/Heating/Defroster same thing then it stopped working. No one knows how to correct or trace the problem. I have been to several auto agencies.

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  • Visitor, , 93,000 mi

    At about 59,000 miles the radio/Cassette had issues. Sometimes it would work other times it wouldn't then it stopped working completely. Then the AC/Heating/Defroster same thing then it stopped working. No one knows how to correct or trace the problem. I have been to several auto agencies.

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