Kia Stinger: Cooling System / Radiator

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2021 Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cooling System / Radiator

Components and components location
Components

1. Radiator
2. Radiator upper hose
3. Radiator lower hose
4. Radiator upper mounting bracket (RH)
5. Radiator upper mounting bracket (LH)
6. Radiator lower mounting insulator (RH)
7. Radiator lower mounting insulator (LH)

Repair procedures
Removal and Installation
1.

Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

2.

Remove the front strut bar (A).

[RH]

[LH]

3.

Remove the engine room front under cover.

(Refer to Engine and Transmission Assembly - "Engine Room Under Cover")

4.

Drain the coolant.

(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")

5.

Remove the front bumper assembly.

(Refer to body (Interior and Exterior) - "Front Bumper Assembly")

6.

Disconnect the cooling fan connector (A).

[BLDC (Brushless DC) motor type]

[DC motor type]

7.

Remove the reservoir tank.

(Refer to Cooling System - "Reservoir Tank")

8.

Disconnect the radiator upper hose (A).

9.

Disconnect the radiator lower hose (A).

10.

Remove the air duct (A).

Tightening torque :

3.9 - 5.9 N·m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf·m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb·ft, 34.7 - 52.1 lb·in)

11.

Disconnect the hood latch release handle cable (A).

12.

Disconnect the hood switch connector (A).

13.

Disconnect the hood switch wiring (A).

14.

Remove the radiator upper member support bracket (A).

Tightening torque :

16.7 - 25.5 N·m (1.7 - 2.6 kgf·m, 12.3 - 18.8 lb·ft)

15.

Remove the transmission oil cooler mounting bolts (A).

Tightening torque :

4.9 - 7.8 N·m (0.5 - 0.8 kgf·m, 3.6 - 5.8 lb·ft, 43.4 - 69.4 lb·in)

[LH]

[RH]

16.

Remove the A/C condenser mounting bolts (A).

Tightening torque :

4.9 - 7.8 N·m (0.5 - 0.8 kgf·m, 3.6 - 5.8 lb·ft, 43.4 - 69.4 lb·in)

[LH]

[RH]

17.

Remove the RH air cleaner adapter (A).

Tightening torque :

7.8 - 9.8 N·m (0.8 - 1.0 kgf·m, 5.8 - 7.2 lb·ft)

18.

Remove the transmission oil cooler pipe mounting bolt (A).

Tightening torque :

4.9 - 7.8 N·m (0.5 - 0.8 kgf·m, 3.6 - 5.8 lb·ft, 43.4 - 69.4 lb·in)

19.

Remove the radiator assembly (A).

20.

Remove the cooling fan assembly (A).

Tightening torque :

4.9 - 7.8 N·m (0.5 - 0.8 kgf·m, 3.6 - 5.8 lb·ft, 43.4 - 69.4 lb·in)

[BLDC (Brushless DC) motor type]

[DC motor type]

21.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

22.

Fill with engine coolant.

(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")

23.

Start engine and check for leaks.

24.

Recheck engine coolant level.

Inspection

Radiator Cap Testing

1.

Remove the radiator cap, wet its seal with engine coolant, and then install it on a pressure tester.

2.

Apply a pressure of 79.4 - 122.58 kPa (0.95 - 1.25 kgf/cm², 11.5 - 17.78 psi).

3.

Check for a drop in pressure.

4.

If the pressure drops, replace the cap.

Radiator Leakage Test

1.

Wait until engine is cool, then carefully remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator with engine coolant, then install it on the pressure tester.

2.

Apply a pressure tester to the radiator and apply a pressure of 93.16 - 122.58 kPa (0.95 - 1.25 kgf/cm², 13.51 - 17.78 psi).

3.

Inspect for engine coolant leaks and a drop in pressure.

4.

Remove the tester and reinstall the radiator cap.

  

Check for engine oil in coolant and/or coolant in engine oil.

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