Kia Rio: Air Conditioning System / Condenser

Kia Rio 2017-2022 YB Service 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.

(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Assembly")

4.

Remove the air intake shield (A) after loosening the bolts.

5.

Remove the air upper guard (A) after loosening the bolts.

6.

Remove the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) after loosening the nuts.

7.

Loosen the mounting pin - type retainers and bolts, remove the side air guard (A).

8.

Remove the condenser.

9.

Installation is the reverse order of removal.

  

If you're installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil (PAG 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.

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