Kia Optima: Replacement - Condenser. Repair procedures - Air Conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

1. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/ recycling/ charging station.
2. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
3. Remove the discharge line and liquid line (A) from the condenser.

Tightening torque :

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


Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
4. Disconnect the mounting clip, and then remove the air duct hose assembly (A).

5. Loosen the radiator bracket mounting bolts (A).

6. Remove the radiator fan.

(Refer to EM group - УRadiatorФ)

7. Disconnect the pin (A) and then remove the condenser (C) from radiator (B).

8. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items :
A. If you're installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil ND-OIL8.
B. 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.
C. Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
D. Be sure to install the lower mount cushions of condenser securely into the holes.
E. Charge the system, and test its performance.

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. ...

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