I have a 2004 Kia Rio, it has been squealing since I changed the alt. Since then I have replaced the alt, water pump and water pump and it started squealing agin.

Asked by Jan 18, 2016 at 12:46 PM about the 2004 Kia Rio Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Kia Rio 2004. I had to change the alt about a year ago and since then I had to replace about 5 alt belts. I have also replaced the alt, water pump and timing belt and it still squeals

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So either you have a bad Belt Tensioner Assembly or some of the pulleys are out of line.

76,245

Like tennisshoes says, it is a miss alignment of the serpentine belt and the most common causes are the belt tensioner, and or idler pulleys, or both.

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