Hyundai Kona: Air Conditioning System / Condenser Repair procedures

Inspection
1.
Check the condenser fins for clogging and damage. If clogged, clean them with water, and blow them with compressed air. If bent, gently bend them using a screwdriver or pliers.
2.
Check the condenser connections for leakage, and repair or replace it, if required.
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 radiator upper mounting bracket.
(Refer to Enging Mechanical System - "Radiator")
5.
After loosening the mounting bolts and clips, remove the radiator air guard (A).

6.
Remove the 2 nuts, and then disconnect the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) from the condenser.
Tightening torque :
19.6 - 23.5 N.m (2.0 - 2.4 kgf.m, 14.5 - 17.4 Ib-ft)

7.
Remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

8.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  
If you're installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil.
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 or R - 1234yf to avoid leakage.
Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
Charge the system, and test its performance.
Condenser Components and components location
Components Location 1. Condenser ...

Receiver-Drier Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Remove the condenser. 2. Remove the cap (A) on the bottom of the condenser with a L wrench. ...

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