Kia Rio: Condenser Replacement - Air Conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Rio UB 2012-2019 Service ManualKia Rio: 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 BD group - Front Bumper)
4.
Remove the air guard (A).


5.
Disconnect the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) from the condenser.


6.
Remove the condenser (A) from the radiator.


7.
Install in 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.
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 L wrench (A). Tightening torq ...

See also:

Instrument panel overview
1. Instrument cluster 2. Horn 3. Drivers front air bag 4. Light control/Turn signals 5. Wiper/Washer 6. Ignition switch or ENGINE START/ STOP button 7. Hazard warning flasher switch 8. Audio ...

Oil Pump Unit (OPU) Removal
1. Remove the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the crash pad lower panel. (Refer to Crash pad in BD group.) ...

Battery
For best battery service Keep the battery securely mounted. Keep the battery top clean and dry. Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or termina ...

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