Kia Sportage 1998-02

Alternator

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Diagnosis & Testing



Visually check the alternator wiring and listen for abnormal noises. Check that the wiring is in good condition. Check that there is no abnormal noise from the alternator while the engine is running.

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Fig. Alternator circuit diagram

Removal



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section .
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe front bolts
     
    Top hose from the resonance chamber
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Loosen the pivot and tensioner mounting bolts, do mot remove them
     
    Drive belt from the alternator pulley
     
    Drive belt tensioner
     
    Alternator pivot bolt
     
    Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up
     
    Alternator
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Pivot bolt and hand tighten
     
    Rotate the bracket down on top of the alternator
     
    Belt tensioner on the adjustment bracket
     
    Tensioner mounting bolt and hand tighten it
     
    Drive belt
     
    Torque the tensioner bolt to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
     
    Torque the pivot bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe and tighten the clamp
     
    Hose to the resonance chamber
     
    Air inlet pipe bolts and tighten
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe front bolts
     
    Top hose from the resonance chamber
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Loosen the pivot and tensioner mounting bolts, do mot remove them
     
    Drive belt from the alternator pulley
     
    Drive belt tensioner
     
    Alternator pivot bolt
     
    Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up
     
    Alternator
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Pivot bolt and hand tighten
     
    Rotate the bracket down on top of the alternator
     
    Belt tensioner on the adjustment bracket
     
    Tensioner mounting bolt and hand tighten it
     
    Drive belt
     
    Torque the tensioner bolt to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
     
    Torque the pivot bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe and tighten the clamp
     
    Hose to the resonance chamber
     
    Air inlet pipe bolts and tighten
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe front bolts
     
    Top hose from the resonance chamber
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Loosen the pivot and tensioner mounting bolts, do mot remove them
     
    Drive belt from the alternator pulley
     
    Drive belt tensioner
     
    Alternator pivot bolt
     
    Loosen the bolt at the base of the adjusting bracket and rotate the bracket up
     
    Alternator
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator
     
    Pivot bolt and hand tighten
     
    Rotate the bracket down on top of the alternator
     
    Belt tensioner on the adjustment bracket
     
    Tensioner mounting bolt and hand tighten it
     
    Drive belt
     
    Torque the tensioner bolt to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm)
     
    Torque the pivot bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm)
     
    Alternator electrical connectors
     
    Air cleaner inlet pipe and tighten the clamp
     
    Hose to the resonance chamber
     
    Air inlet pipe bolts and tighten
     
    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Alternator terminal identification



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    Fig. Exploded view of alternator mounting

     

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