Kia Forte: Air Conditioning System / Refrigerant Line

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

Components and components location
Components Location

1. Suction & Liquid tube assembly
2. Discharge hose

Repair procedures
Removal

[Suction & Liquid tube assembly]

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 off.

2.

Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.

3.

Recover the refrigerant with a recovery / charging station.

4.

Remove the engine cover (A).

5.

Remove the bolts and the expansion valve (A) from the evaporator core.

Tightening torque :

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

6.

After loosening the mounting nut, remove the suction line (A).

Tightening torque :

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

7.

Disconnect the A/C pressure transducer connector (A).

8.

Remove the engine room under cover.

G 2.0 MPI NU (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

G 1.6 MPI GAMMA (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

D 1.6 TCI-NEW U (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

G 1.6 T-GDI GAMMA (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")

9.

Remove the bolts, then disconnect the suction line (A) from the compressor.

Tightening torque :

21.6 - 32.4 N·m ( 2.2 - 3.3 kgf·m, 15.9 - 23.9 lb·ft)

10.

Support the jack on the edge of the oil pan.

11.

After loosening the mounting bolt and nuts, remove the engine mounting support bracket (A).

Tightening torque :

58.8 - 73.5 N·m (6.0 - 7.5 kgf·m, 43.4 - 54.2 lb·ft)

12.

Loosen the bracket mounting bolt (B) from suction& liquid assembly (A).

Tightening torque :

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

13.

Remove the refrigerant line assembly to the upper of engine room.

[Discharge tube assembly]

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 off.

2.

Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.

3.

Recover the refrigerant with a recovery / charging station.

4.

After loosening the mounting nut, remove the discharge line (A).

Tightening torque :

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

5.

After loosening the mounting nut, remove the discharge tube assembly (A).

Tightening torque :

21.6 - 32.4 N·m ( 2.2 - 3.3 kgf·m, 15.9 - 23.9 lb·ft)

Installation
1.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

Tighten the bolt or nut joint to the specified torque.

Using a gas leak detector, check for refrigerant leakage.

Evacuate air in the refrigeration system and charge system with refrigerant.

Capacity : 500 ± 25 g (17.6 ± 0.88 oz.)

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