Kia Sportage: Condenser: Repair procedures - Air Conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Sportage SL Service & Repair ManualKia Sportage: Condenser: Repair procedures

Third generation SL (2010Ц2016) / Kia Sportage SL Service & Repair Manual / Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / 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 front bumper upper cover (A).

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

5.
Remove the intercooler cover (A).

6.
Remove the condenser side cover (A).

7.
Remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items :
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If you''re installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil ND-OIL8.
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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.
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Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
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Be sure to install the lower mount cushions of condenser securely into the holes.
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Charge the system, and test its performance.
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