YA
YA New Reader
11/7/16 10:35 p.m.

Unseize a seized alternator. I have a 03 Hyundai Accent. It has been sitting for 3 months. Started it today, it burned up the belt. Alternator was not turning.

I liberally applied Sea Foam penetrant to it around 3pm.

Anyone else try to unstick a Alternator? Any tips? I will post my results.

BrokenYugo
BrokenYugo UltimaDork
11/7/16 11:02 p.m.

It likely needs the bearings replaced, nothing else will keep it going for long.

TenToeTurbo
TenToeTurbo Dork
11/7/16 11:26 p.m.

Alternately, hit the parts yard.

Here is a list of potential donors courtesy of Rock Auto.

HYUNDAI ACCENT 2003-2009
HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2003-2006
HYUNDAI TIBURON 2003-2007
HYUNDAI TUCSON 2005-2009
KIA RIO 2006-2009
KIA RIO5 2006-2009
KIA SPECTRA 2004-2006
KIA SPECTRA5 2005-2006
KIA SPORTAGE 2005-2010

YA
YA New Reader
11/8/16 11:15 p.m.

Many thanks to Ten Toe Turbo, and BrokenYugo. Both were right. The seafoam did not unstick it. I hit a salvage yard and for less than a case of expensive beer had the Accent back running. Easy change too! The alternator was replaced in 45 minutes. Although I removed the rad. which the "Internet Service Manual" does not mention. Had I not removed the rad first, I estimate 2 extra hours. Removing the rad made sense to me and made the job fast.

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