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KIA: cars have a cyl 1.8L engine..new alternator

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which KIA cars have a cyl 1.8L engine and can they use the same alternator.
i have a 2000 sephia in need of an alternator and can't afford to buy a new alternator. PLEASE HELP, must work i'm a single mom.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Doug C. replied 4 years ago.
According to the cross reference, there are a few cars you can get your alternator from:

1998-2001 Sephia
2000-2003 Spectra
2004-2007 Spectra 2.0L only
2005-2008 Spectra5
2008 Spectra

Be warned, you are likely having problems finding a used alternator, because they are so common to fail on this car. A used alternator is a gamble, and may not pay off in the end, if you have to buy more than one to get a good one that lasts.

For reference, a new oe alternator lists for $208 at most auto parts stores.

Good luck with your repair!
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Doug C thanks for your help. I'll have my son carefully check any alternator we find.

Expert:  Doug C. replied 4 years ago.
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