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Kia Sportage: Condenser | Receiver-Drier

Kia Sportage Third generation (SL) - (2011-2016) - Service and Repair Manual / Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / Condenser | Receiver-Drier

Components and Components Location

 Component Location

Repair procedures

Repair procedures

Inspection

1. Check the condenser fins for clogging and damage. If clogged, clean them with water, and blow them with compressed air. If bent, gently bend them using a screwdriver or pliers.

2. Check the condenser connections for leakage, and repair or replace it, if required.

Replacement

1. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/ recycling/ charging station.

2. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.

3. Remove the front bumper upper cover (A).

4. Remove the discharge line and liquid line (A) from the condenser.

4. Remove the discharge line and liquid line (A) from the condenser.

5. Remove the intercooler cover (A).

5. Remove the intercooler cover (A).

6. Remove the condenser side cover (A).

6. Remove the condenser side cover (A).

7. Remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

7. Remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

8. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

8. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  1. If you're installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil ND-OIL8.
  2. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them.

    Be sure to use the right О-rings for R-134a to avoid leakage.

  3. Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
  4. Be sure to install the lower mount cushions of condenser securely into the holes.
  5. Charge the system, and test its performance.

Receiver-Drier

Repair procedures

Replacement

1. Remove the condenser, and then remove the bottom cap (B) with L wrench (A) from the condenser.

Tightening torque: 20~25N.m (2.0~2.5kgf.m, 14.5~18.2lb-ft)

2. Remove the desiccant (A) from condenser using a long nose plier. Check for

2. Remove the desiccant (A) from condenser using a long nose plier. Check for crumbled desiccant and clogged bottom cap filter.

3. Apply air conditioning compressor oil along the O-rings and threads of the

3. Apply air conditioning compressor oil along the O-rings and threads of the new bottom cap.

4. Insert the new desiccant into the receiver drier tank. The desiccant must be sealed in vacuum before it is exposed to air for use.

5. Install the new bottom cap to the condenser.

NOTE

  • Always replace the desiccant and bottom cap at the same time.
  • Replace the О-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the right О-rings for R-134a to avoid leakage.
  • Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser tins when installing the condenser.
  • Be sure to install the lower mount cushions of condenser securely into the holes.
  • Charge the system, and test its performance

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