Kia Sorento: Condenser Replacement - Air conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Sorento: Condenser Replacement

Second Generation XM (2011-2022) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / Condenser 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")
4.
Remove the air duct (A).

5.
Remove the 2 nuts, and then disconnect the discharge line and liquid line (A) from the condenser.

6.
Remove the side air guard (A).

7.
Remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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 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 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 screwdrive ...

Receiver-Drier Replacement
1. Remove the condenser. 2. Remove the cap (B) on the bottom of the condenser with a L wrench (A). Tight ...

See also:

Water pump Components
1. Water pump pulley 2. Water pump 3. Water pump gasket 4. Water pump housing 5. Water pump housing gasket 6. O-ring 7. Water inlet pipe ...

Rear Stabilizer Bar Inspection
1. Check the rear stabilizer bar for deformation. 2. Check the rear stabilizer link ball joint for damage. ...

Periodic inspections
To keep your vehicle in the best condition at all times, always have the recommended maintenance services listed in the maintenance schedule in the “Warranty and Maintenance Booklet” performed ...

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