How to Change an Alternator on a KIA Optima?

Answer The KIA Optima uses a 12 volt charging system with an alternating generator and a frame-grounded starting battery. The alternator is a smaller unit with an internal voltage regulator. The bushings,... Read More »

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How to Change a 2002 Kia Optima Alternator?

The Optima is one of Kia's classier, higher-end models. The Kia Optima comes with lots of extra features that can take a toll on the electrical system, and this can cause the alternator to fai... Read More »

How to Change an Alternator on a 2001 KIA Optima?

The alternator on the 2001 KIA Optima is the main component that controls the car's complete electrical system. The alternator keeps the battery properly charged and, in return, the battery keeps a... Read More »

How to Remove an Alternator from a 2001 Kia Optima?

The alternator on your 2001 Kia Optima is located on the passenger’s side of the engine, down low and in the front. The alternator, driven by the serpentine belt, produces electricity to charge t... Read More »

How to Change the Brakes on a 2001 Kia Optima?

The Kia Optima first appeared on the American market in 2000. The 2001 model is equipped with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, with optional rear disc brakes also available. Drum brakes are ... Read More »