Battery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output on Kia Spectra

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.

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Average mileage: 124,519 (11,023–208,000)
9 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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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.
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona and I have replace alternator five times can somebody help me what can cause this problem over and over again
2004 Kia Spectra 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.
2002 Kia Spectra 132,228 mi,
Battery continues to drain. Car even shut off while driving. Air bag light flickers on and off. HHHELLLLLLLLPPPPP!!!!!!
I just replaced my alternator on Tuesday and put a new battery in my car and it was dead again by Thursday. Exchanged the alternator putting another one in the car, but it's still dying.
2002 Kia Spectra 98,000 mi,
My car will run fine for a while, then for instance I'll stop to get gas and cut the car off. When I get in to crank it, ut acts like it's been drained. I have to get a jump off each time this happens. Is this the alternator?
2002 Kia Spectra 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.
2000 Kia Spectra 91,255 mi,
I was driving and my car started bogging down and kinda jerking and when I gave it gas it wouldn't rev up, the lights and radio kept coming on and off then when I shut it off, it wouldn't start.
My battery light and brake light come on a few minutes later the vehicle died I took the battery to be checked it was good I took the alternator out and had it checked it was good ....i need help figering this issue out
2003 Kia Spectra 180,000 mi,
My car won't give gas and I'm trying to figure out way and the lights flicker inside and not all of them are on
2008 Kia Spectra 52,000 mi,
battery keeps dying
When I go to crank my car it acts like it's dragging and then starts. It finally drained my new battery that I've only had for two years
2004 Kia Spectra 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.
2006 Kia Spectra 208,000 mi,
Alternator doesn't have power when at a idle
New batterie kept going dead garage said alternator needed replacing
2001 Kia Spectra 99,999 mi,
the car suddenly wont start
2000 Kia Spectra 200,000 mi,
All lights started flashing & the car died while I was driving. Now it will not start again. I've only owned the car for six months.
2007 Kia Spectra 135,000 mi,
The battery recently started dying when I turn it off. I got the battery, starter and alternator tested and they test good. When I try to turn on the car nothing clicks, but the instrument panel goes nuts. Sometimes the lights are flickering. Now I can't turn off my car without having to jump it. I don't know what to do.
2004 Kia Spectra 11,023 mi,
I have put 3 batteries in my car and it idles up high what I'm sitting at a stoplight or when I'm starting it up in the morning it revs up to four and five sometimes 6 its just all kind of things going on now I'm on my second alternator never got a new one put in like the saying never a recall
2002 Kia Spectra 60,000 mi,
I had a dead (new) battery if car was not started for a few hours. Battery was not defective. Replaced alternator with one from salvage yard and it is still working at 80,000 miles.