Kia Forte: Air Conditioning System / Condenser

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / Condenser

Components and components location
Components Location

1. Condenser


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 hood latch assembly.

(Refer to Body - "Hood Latch")

4.

Remove the front bumper.

(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Cover")

5.

Remove the air duct extension (A).

Tightening torque :

3.9 - 5.9 N·m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf·m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb·ft)

6.

After loosening the mounting bolts and clips, remove the side air guard (A).

Tightening torque :

3.9 - 5.9 N·m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf·m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb·ft)

[LH]

[RH]

7.

Remove the 2 nuts, and then disconnect the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) from the condenser.

Tightening torque :

8.8 - 13.7 N·m (0.9 - 1.4 kgf·m, 6.5 - 10.1 lb·ft)

8.

Loosen the mounting bolts and remove the radiator upper mounting bracket (A).

Tightening torque :

7.8 - 11.8 N·m ( 0.8 - 1.2 kgf·m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb·ft)

[LH]

[RH]

9.

Remove the condenser (A) in the direction of the arrow after pushing the locking pins.

10.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

If you're 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 or R-1234yf to avoid leakage.

Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.

Charge the system, and test its performance.

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