Kia Stinger: Air Conditioning System / Receiver-Drier

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2021 Service Manual / Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning / Air Conditioning System / Receiver-Drier

Repair procedures

Remove the condenser.


Remove the cap (B) from the bottom of the condenser using an L wrench (A).

Tightening torque :

9.8 - 14.7 N·m (1.0 - 1.5 kgf·m, 7.2 - 10.8 lb·ft)


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


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


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.


Install a new bottom cap to the condenser.


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

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, 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.

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