Kia Sorento: Compressor Removal - Air conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Compressor Removal

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Compressor 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 off.
2.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
3.
Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/charging station.
4.
Remove the engine room under cover by loosening the mounting clip (A) and bolts (B).

5.
Separate the front portion of the front wheel guard from the wheel base.
(Refer to Body - "Body Side Moldings")
6.
Remove the engine room right side cover.

7.
Loosen the drive belt.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Drive Belt")
8.
Remove the bolts, then disconnect the suction line (A) and discharge line (B) from the compressor.

  
Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
9.
Disconnect the compressor switch connector.
10.
Remove the compressor by loosening the mounting bolts.

Compressor Components
1. Center Bolt 2. Hub Bolt 3. Hub Assembly 4. Snap Ring 5. Pulley 6. Compressor Assembly 7. Electric Control Valve ...

Compressor Installation
1. Make sure the compressor mounting bolt with the correct length is screwed in. Tighten the mounting bolts with the specified tightening order. ...

See also:

Circuit Diagram
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Shift Cable Installation
1. Install in the reverse order of removal.    Set shift lever and inhibitor ...

Compression Pressure Inspection
   If the there is lack of power, excessive oil consumption or poor fuel economy, measure the compression pressure. ...

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