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#4618475 - 12/30/17 05:17 AM Kia Alternator... Not again.
NYEngineer Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 1562
Loc: NY, NY
My wife drives a 2009 Kia Sorento. This past summer, with about 90,000 miles on the car, the alternator stopped charging. The rebuilding shop I deal with got me a brand new replacement and I installed it. It is mounted between the block and chassis, under the driver side head.
Big pain the rump. Anyway, it worked great. Until last night.
My wife comes home from work and says her car has no brakes. What? The brake light is on and so is the battery light. Nope, that means the alternator isn't putting out. I checked it with my Fluke and it sure isn't.
It's 18 degrees and I recently moved into a new house with no meaningful garage. I'm building a new one next year but for now, out in the cold to remove it and the new one (warranty) won't be here until Tuesday.
I hate winter.

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#4618489 - 12/30/17 06:10 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4037
Loc: North Carolina
18 degrees?

Charge the battery, take it to a mechanic. Your time (and fingers!) Are worth more than a few dollars.
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#4618492 - 12/30/17 06:19 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
NYEngineer Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 1562
Loc: NY, NY
It's ok. I have my Mechanix gloves. I used to repair diesel gensets in cold (and hot) weather. Just a big pain in the neck more than anything.
Worst part is it's a holiday weekend and not getting the new one until Tuesday. We don't do so well with one car.

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#4618517 - 12/30/17 07:18 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
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Registered: 09/18/02
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Loc: VA
Just curious, what brand was the new one?
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#4618520 - 12/30/17 07:29 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
NYEngineer Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 1562
Loc: NY, NY
When I get it out I'll post the name. Can't think of it now. It's the oem stuff from Kia. Basically, Korean AC Delco.

Back in August, I tried to use a rebuilt from Autozone and a really good old school parts store. No one had the correct replacement. Went to the rebuilder and he said it was only available as the new, factory replacement. It was EXACTLY the same as the original.


Edited by NYEngineer (12/30/17 07:31 AM)

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#4618529 - 12/30/17 07:45 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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OK. That's all I wanted to know. I have always gone with factory OEM alternators. Well, except the time the van alternator broke while traveling on vacation...
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#4618548 - 12/30/17 08:11 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
NYEngineer Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 1562
Loc: NY, NY
The part that kills me is we used to own a small starter and alternator rebuilding shop alongside the diesel generator repair shop.
When Mr Bill, the old timer that did all of the rebuilding passed on, we sold it off and started buying from the guy my brother still deals with today, the guy who got me the factory replacement unit. If Mr Bill was still with us, there isn't a doubt in my mind I'd have a spare voltage regulator and this would be fixed today.
Well... Had coffee. Time to suit up and go pop it out. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a good alternator and some other simpler cause.
Probably not though.

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#4618581 - 12/30/17 08:43 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20450
Loc: Upstate NY
Mando is Korean and builds alternators. Used on Bobcats and Mercruiser marine and other engines.

Maybe used in Kia?

They are not the best and a royal PIA to rebuild. I swapped one out in my Mercruiser for a Delco.
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#4618586 - 12/30/17 08:48 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
WobblyElvis Offline


Registered: 09/23/14
Posts: 1343
Loc: Toronto Canada
You might want to watch this video about a 2007 Sorento alternator. There is a fuse in the main line from the alternator and corrosion is common in the wires. Perhaps this explains the rapid failure of the new alternator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tOylWpilaM

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#4618623 - 12/30/17 09:36 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
SHOZ Offline


Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 5744
Loc: Illinois
The alternators on my Hyundais are Valeo. FWIW.
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#4618627 - 12/30/17 09:40 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: WobblyElvis]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1988
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: WobblyElvis
You might want to watch this video about a 2007 Sorento alternator. There is a fuse in the main line from the alternator and corrosion is common in the wires. Perhaps this explains the rapid failure of the new alternator.

Having a new OEM fail in such a short time has my attention. No way it should happen this soon. As per above, makes sense to investigate.
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#4618633 - 12/30/17 09:51 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7139
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Granted, it was 30 yrs ago on a vehicle cruder than most old OPE. But when the Bosch alternator died on my Willys Overland do Brasil. I replaced it with a one wire Delco.
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#4618667 - 12/30/17 10:22 AM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: NYEngineer]
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
All of my alternators always fail in the worst possible locations at the worst possible times.

I keep a spare in my F150 truck & Mustang at all times. 50% off day at pick-n-pull gets a spare for $17.50
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#4619203 - 12/30/17 08:51 PM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: Linctex]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7139
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Originally Posted By: Linctex
All of my alternators always fail in the worst possible locations at the worst possible times.

I keep a spare in my F150 truck & Mustang at all times. 50% off day at pick-n-pull gets a spare for $17.50
Heh heh, A JY part is reassuring. You know it worked at one time. With new or Rebuilt, you don't get that. grin2
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#4619228 - 12/30/17 09:23 PM Re: Kia Alternator... Not again. [Re: andyd]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: andyd
Originally Posted By: Linctex
All of my alternators always fail in the worst possible locations at the worst possible times.

I keep a spare in my F150 truck & Mustang at all times. 50% off day at pick-n-pull gets a spare for $17.50
Heh heh, A JY part is reassuring. You know it worked at one time. With new or Rebuilt, you don't get that. grin2


It has got me "out of a jam" more than once!!

Like I said.....

"All of my alternators always fail in the worst possible locations at the worst possible times"

All they need to do is get me home.
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