Kia Forte: Compressor Removal - Air Conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service ManualKia Forte: Compressor Removal

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / Compressor 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.
Remove the right side front tire.
5.
Separate the front portion of the front wheel guard fom the wheel house.
6.
Remove the rear part of the front side engine room under cover (A).

7.
Loosen the drive belt.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Drive Belt")
8.
Remove the bolts, then disconnect the suction line (A) and discharge line (B) from the compressor.

Tightening torque :
18.6~27.4N.m (1.9~2.8 kgf.m, 13.7~20.2 lbf.ft)

  
Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
9.
Disconnect the compressor clutch connector (A), and then remove the mounting bolts (B) and the compressor (C).

[Gamma engine]

[Nu engine]

Compressor Components
1. Center Bolt 2. Hub Bolt 3. Disc & Hub Assembly 4. Snap Ring 5. Pulley 6. Compressor Assembly 7. Electric Control Valve (ECV) ...

Compressor Installation
1. Make sure the compressor mounting bolt with the correct length is screwed in. Tighten the mounting bolts (A) with the specified tightening order. ...

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