Kia Optima: Troubleshooting - General Information - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Optima TF 2011-2024 Service ManualKia Optima: Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Problem Symptoms Table
Before replacing or repairing air conditioning components, first determine if the malfunction is due to the refrigerant charge, air flow or compressor.

Use the table below to help you find the cause of the problem. The numbers indicate the priority of the likely cause of the problem. Check each part in order. If necessary, replace these parts.

After correcting the malfunction, check the complete system to ensure that performance is satisfactory.

Standard:

Symptom
Suspect Area
No blower operation
1. Blower fuse
2. Blower motor
3. Power mosfet
4. Blower speed control switch
5. Wire harness
No air temperature control
1. Engine coolant capacity
2. Heater control assembly
No compressor operation
1. Refrigerant capacity
2. A/C Fuse
3. Compressor
4. A/C pressure transducer
5. A/C switch
6. Evaporator temperature sensor
7. Wire harness
No cool comes out
1. Refrigerant capacity
2. Refrigerant pressure
3. Drive belt.
4. Compressor
5. A/C pressure transducer
6. Evaporator temperature sensor.
7. A/C switch.
8. Heater control assembly
9. Wire harness
Insufficient cooling
1. Refrigerant capacity
2. Drive belt
3. Compressor.
4. Condenser.
5. Expansion valve.
6. Evaporator.
7. Refrigerant lines
8. A/C pressure transducer
9. Heater control assembly
No engine idle-up when A/C switch ON
1. Engine ECM
2. Wire harness
No air inlet control
1. Heater control assembly
No mode control
1. Heater control assembly
2. Mode actuator
No cooling fan operation
1. Cooling fan fuse
2. Fan motor
3. Engine ECM
4. Wire harness


Specifications
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Special Service Tools
Special Service Tools Tool (Number and name) Illustration Use 09977-3R000 Disc & hub assembly bolt remover Removal ...

See also:

Removal
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the lower (A) after loosening the mounting screws.(Refer to the BD group - "Crash pad") ...

Periodic inspection
All seat belts should be inspected periodically for wear or damage of any kind. Any damaged parts should be replaced as soon as possible. ...

Inspection
1. Immerse the thermostat in water and gradually heat the water. 2. Check the valve opening temperature. Valve opening temperature: 82 ± 1.5°C (17 ...

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