Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I need a new alternator would one from a kia sportage work?

asked by on

I have a bad alternator was wondering if I could use one from a kia sportage in my hyundai elantra?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Unless they have the same part number I would say they would not be the same. Even if they look the same they may be wired different and may damage your wiring or electrical system. I personally would stay away from making this alternator swap. If you’d like, YourMechanic can quote you for an alternator replacement at your home or office using the correct alternator for your car.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Ignition not turning.

This is a common problem with the Ford Focus. Most likely, the ignition cylinder is bad and requires replacement. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to repair this for you.

Q: Oil buildup in boot

You are already on the right track with knowing that your Toyota RAV4 will be needing the valve cover gasket replaced. Oil should never enter the spark plug tubes as this can cause damage to the ignition system, mainly to...

Q: How Can I Prevent My Car Battery From Dying?

The battery has a limited lifespan of between two and five years. A battery life can be shortened by lack of maintenance, leaving lights on and causing a discharge, charging system problems, or defective cables. A battery is made up...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...