Kia Optima: Removal - Compressor. Repair procedures - Air Conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Optima TF 2011-2023 Service ManualKia Optima: 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 cable from the battery.
3. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/charging station
4. Loosen the drive belt.

(Refer to EM group - "Drive belt")

5. 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.

Tightening torque :

3.9~5.8 N.m(0.4 ~ 0.6 kgf.m, 2.9~4.3 Ib-ft)


6. Disconnect the compressor connector (A), and then remove mounting bolts and the compressor (B).


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