Kia Soul: Refrigerant Direction Control Valve Repair procedures - Heat Pump - Heating,Ventilation, Air ConditioningKia Soul: Refrigerant Direction Control Valve Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Heat Pump / Refrigerant Direction Control Valve Repair procedures

Inspection

1. Vcc
2. Ground

Check the voltage between terminals 6 and 7.
1.
Using the tester, check the resistance between terminals 1 and 2.
Temperature
Resistance [K?]
°C
°F
-30
-22
8.7~9.5
-25
-13
8.92~9.74
-20
-4
9.14~9.98
-15
5
9.37~10.23
-10
14
9.59~10.47
-5
23
9.81~10.71
0
32
10.03~10.95
5
41
10.25~11.19
10
50
10.47~11.43
15
59
10.69~11.67
20
68
10.90~11.90
25
77
11.12~12.14
30
86
11.34~12.38
35
95
11.55~12.61
40
104
11.77~12.85

Replacement
[3-WAY Solenoid Valve]
1.
Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/ recycling/ charging station.
   
Do not use the same A/C recovery / charging station as conventional belt-driven compressors.
Since the electric compressor uses high-voltage, POE oil with high resistivity should be used.Since the electric compressor uses high-voltage, POE oil with high resistivity should be used.
If PAG oil mixes into the POE oil of the system, dielectric breakdown may occur due to decreased volumetric resistivity and the A/C compressor may not work.
2.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
3.
Disconnect the 3-WAY solenoid valve connector (A).

4.
Remove the refrigerant line after loosening the mounting nuts (A).

5.
Remove the 3-WAY solenoid valve assembly (A) after loosening the mounting bolt and nut.

6.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
   
Do not use the same A/C recovery / charging station as conventional belt-driven compressors.
Since the electric compressor uses high-voltage, POE oil with high resistivity should be used.
If PAG oil mixes into the POE oil of the system, dielectric breakdown may occur due to decreased volumetric resistivity and the A/C compressor may not work.
[2-WAY Solenoid Valve]
1.
Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/ recycling/ charging station.
   
Do not use the same A/C recovery / charging station as conventional belt-driven compressors.
Since the electric compressor uses high-voltage, POE oil with high resistivity should be used.
If PAG oil mixes into the POE oil of the system, dielectric breakdown may occur due to decreased volumetric resistivity and the A/C compressor may not work.
2.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
3.
Disconnect the 2-WAY solenoid valve connector (A).

4.
Remove the refrigerant line after loosening the mounting nuts (A).

5.
Remove the 3-WAY solenoid valve assembly (A) after loosening the mounting bolt and nut.

6.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
   
Do not use the same A/C recovery / charging station as conventional belt-driven compressors.
Since the electric compressor uses high-voltage, POE oil with high resistivity should be used.
If PAG oil mixes into the POE oil of the system, dielectric breakdown may occur due to decreased volumetric resistivity and the A/C compressor may not work.
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