Kia Sportage: Air conditioning System / Condenser Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Condenser Repair procedures

Inspection
1.
Check the condenser fins for clogging and damage. If clogged, clean with water, and blow dry with compressed air. If bent, gently smooth out 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.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Cover")
4.
Remove the air intake shield (A) after loosening the clips.

5.
Remove the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) after loosening the nuts.
Tightening torque : 7.8 ~ 11.8 N.m ( 0.8 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7 Ib-ft)

  
Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
6.
Remove the air upper guard (A) after loosening the bolts.

7.
Remove the condenser (A) by pushing the locking pin (B) from radiator assembly.

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
When installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil.
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 O-rings for R-134a to avoid leakage.
Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
Charge the system, and test its performance.
Condenser Components and components location
Components 1. Condenser ...

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