Kia Sportage: Air conditioning System / Compressor Description and operation

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Compressor Description and operation

Description
The compressor is the drive unit of the A/C system.
Located on the side of the engine block, it is driven by the V-belt of the engine.
The compressor changes low pressure and low temperature refrigerant gas into high pressure and high temperature refrigerant gas.
Variable Swash Plate Compressor
The compressor has a rotating swash plate that reciprocates the pistons to compress refrigerant.
The variable swash plate compressor controls the swash plate angle to change the refrigerant displacement. It achieves precise cooling capability control in accordance with vehicle interior and driving conditions.
The internally controlled variable swash plate compressor changes the swash plate angle by the MCV (Mechanical Control Valve) in accordance with fluctuation of a suction pressure.
The externally controlled variable swash plate compressor changes the swash plate angle by the ECV (Electric Control Valve) in accordance with an electrical signal from the heater & A/C control unit.
This enables stable temperature control and improved driving sensation.
ECV Control Diagram

Compressor Components and components location
Component Location 1. Compressor Components [THETA Engine] 1. Clutch Bolt 2. Limiter Bolt 3. Limiter &am ...

Compressor Repair procedures
Removal 1. If the compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, then shut the engine ...

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