Learn how to replace the alternator on a Hyundai vehicle. These instructions will help you change the alternator on most Hyundai vehicles equipped with the 4-cylinder engine, including Hyundai Sonata, Accent, Santa Fe, Veloster, Tucson, Kona, etc.
The pictures in this guide show how to replace alternators on Hyundai Elantra, but the procedure is similar on other Hyundai vehicles equipped with the four-cylinder engine.
What you will need
- Hyundai Alternator
- Ratchet wrench
- Metric Socket Set
- Flathead screwdriver
- Torque wrench
- Park, your Hyundai, set the parking brakes, turn off the ignition and open the hood.
- Locate the battery in the engine bay. Disconnect the negative battery terminal before you start work on the alternator.
- Locate the alternator on the engine.
- Disconnect the alternator electrical cables by pressing on the electrical connector then pulling it.
- Next, remove the 12 mm bolt that secures the main alternator harness.
- Next, you need to remove the serpentine belt. Loosen the two alternator bolts. A 12 mm and a 14 mm bolt need to be removed. Loosen the bolt that tightens the serpentine belt. Now, you can push the alternator down and remove the serpentine belt.
- Remove the alternator. The electrical connector should be disconnected at this point.
- Install the new alternator in reserve order.
- Tighten the alternator bolts to twenty lb-ft. Adjust the alternator so the serpentine belt is tight before you torque the bolts. The alternator is the mechanism used to tighten the serpentine belt. If you start the car and hear squeaks, you didn’t tighten the serpentine belt properly, and you need to retighten the belt.
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This guide shows how to replace alternators on Hyundai vehicles equipped with the four-cylinder engine. We hope you find the Hyundai 4-Cylinder Engine Alternator Replacement guide helpful. For more help with your Hyundai, visit the Vehicle Repair Guides section.