Kia Optima: Air Conditioning System / Receiver-Drier

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Service and Repair Manual / Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / Receiver-Drier

Repair procedures
Replacement
1.

Remove the condenser.

2.

Remove the cap (A) on the bottom of the condenser with a L wrench.

Tightening torque :

9.81 - 14.71 N.m (1.0 - 1.5 kgf.m, 7.2 - 10.8 lb-ft)

3.

Remove the receiver-drier (A) from condenser using a long nose plier. Check for crumbled receiver-drier and clogged bottom cap filter.

4.

Apply air conditioning compressor oil along the O-rings and threads of the new bottom cap.

5.

Insert a new receiver-drier into the receiver drier tank. The receiver-drier must be sealed in vacuum before it is exposed to air for use.

6.

Install a new bottom cap to the condenser.

  

Always replace the receiver-drier and bottom cap at the same time.

Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.

Charge the system, and test its performance.

Replace the O-rings (A) 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 or R-1234yf to avoid leakage.

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