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buckeyes

Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:11 PM

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Hi,

Just want to find out did anyone have their alternator replace? Mine is giving me a whining sound and my neighbourhood mechanic said that it is the alternator problem. Quoted me around RM1500 for new alternator including labour. But no warranty. Btw, my rondo is about 3 years and 2 months clocking 77900km.

Thank you.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:30 AM

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QUOTE (buckeyes @ Jul 17 2013, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

Just want to find out did anyone have their alternator replace? Mine is giving me a whining sound and my neighbourhood mechanic said that it is the alternator problem. Quoted me around RM1500 for new alternator including labour. But no warranty. Btw, my rondo is about 3 years and 2 months clocking 77900km.

Thank you.


That sounds quite steep and without warranty some more. I would suggest you go to your regular car battery shop to check if the alternator got any problem and get quote as well. Recon unit normally at least got 2 week warranty let alone new one. if really got problem, do check with your regular autorised kianaza service centers for a quote. Without warranty for that price tag is quite a risk, unless you mechanic can give you free labour service or some sort if the part he offered encounter problem. Just to share.

Cheers

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

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Whining sound commonly from a/c compressor bearing... you need to ensure where the sound come from. I had the same issue last time and mechanics gives many assumption. One say alternator, another say belt tensioner and some say a/c compressor. Finally, Spent RM650 to change a/c compressor magnetic clutch - pulley and flush the system.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:39 AM

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My ride front end whining sound is cause by an a/c compressor magnetic clutch. It was about 47,000km and the part itself cost me about RM400.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

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QUOTE (alexngalex @ Aug 11 2013, 12:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My ride front end whining sound is cause by an a/c compressor magnetic clutch. It was about 47,000km and the part itself cost me about RM400.



i started to have this similar symptoms on my Rondo few days ago. This is after 88K km milage and 5 yrs 4 months of ownership. Any good mechanics/workshop around Butterworth/Penang area beside the Kia service centers?

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:22 AM

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My Rondo has clocked 133k km. Last week a whining sound coming from the aircond compressor. Went to aircond shop in my kampong & replaced the bearing. The sound has gone.
The bearing cost only RM45. Bearing number is : NSK 30BD522DUM6.
I also replaced the belt although the condition is still good. Price is RM90 (same like SONATA NF).

Last year, a bearing on power steering also make a loud sound. Also fixed in my kampong. Bearing code is also the same type with Proton Saga ( easy to get).Costing only RM 18.

To buckeyes: whining sound normally coming from a bearing. Check with a few shops is it possible to replace only the alternator bearing.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

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QUOTE (rome @ Jun 13 2014, 04:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Rondo has clocked 133k km. Last week a whining sound coming from the aircond compressor. Went to aircond shop in my kampong & replaced the bearing. The sound has gone.
The bearing cost only RM45. Bearing number is : NSK 30BD522DUM6.
I also replaced the belt although the condition is still good. Price is RM90 (same like SONATA NF).

Last year, a bearing on power steering also make a loud sound. Also fixed in my kampong. Bearing code is also the same type with Proton Saga ( easy to get).Costing only RM 18.

To buckeyes: whining sound normally coming from a bearing. Check with a few shops is it possible to replace only the alternator bearing.



That is cheap bro!! Glad to know that smile.gif

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:12 PM

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QUOTE (buckeyes @ Jul 17 2013, 12:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

Just want to find out did anyone have their alternator replace? Mine is giving me a whining sound and my neighbourhood mechanic said that it is the alternator problem. Quoted me around RM1500 for new alternator including labour. But no warranty. Btw, my rondo is about 3 years and 2 months clocking 77900km.

Thank you.


new alternator with no warranty ? and at RM1.5k for Korean ? Its time to change mechanic then

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:10 AM

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QUOTE (kennyng111 @ Jun 17 2014, 03:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
new alternator with no warranty ? and at RM1.5k for Korean ? Its time to change mechanic then

Brother, it is the norm nowadays. My friend just change original Waja alternator also no warranty.... smile_blackeye.gif

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:35 AM

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QUOTE (rome @ Jun 13 2014, 04:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Rondo has clocked 133k km. Last week a whining sound coming from the aircond compressor. Went to aircond shop in my kampong & replaced the bearing. The sound has gone.
The bearing cost only RM45. Bearing number is : NSK 30BD522DUM6.
I also replaced the belt although the condition is still good. Price is RM90 (same like SONATA NF).

Last year, a bearing on power steering also make a loud sound. Also fixed in my kampong. Bearing code is also the same type with Proton Saga ( easy to get).Costing only RM 18.

To buckeyes: whining sound normally coming from a bearing. Check with a few shops is it possible to replace only the alternator bearing.

Hi rome, where is your mechanics located ? If you do not mind, appreciate to send his address, name, and phone number contact, thanks !