Kia Soul: Condenser Replacement - Air conditioning System - Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning - Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Condenser Replacement

Second generation PS (2014-2019) / Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air conditioning System / 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 Body - "Front Bumper Cover")
4.
Remove the head lamps.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Head Lamps")
5.
Remove the 2 nuts, and then disconnect the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) from the condenser.

Tightening torque :
4.9 ~ 7.8 N.m (0.5 ~ 0.8 kgf.m, 3.6 ~ 5.7 lb-ft)

6.
Remove the radiator reservoir tank hose mounting clip (A).

7.
Remove the hood latch release handle cable (A).

8.
Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the radiator upper bracket (A).

9.
Make a gap for removing the side air guard by moving the condenser and radiator (A) back.

10.
Remove the side air guard (A) by pulling it upwards.
[LH]

[RH]

11.
Remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

12.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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If you're installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil.
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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.
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Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
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Charge the system, and test its performance.
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