Kia Sportage 1998-02

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Following proper procedures, discharge the air conditioning system.
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  5. Disconnect the air conditioner lines from the compressor.
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  7. Disconnect the compressor clutch electrical connector.
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  9. Raise vehicle and properly support the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the four engine undercover mounting bolts and remove the undercover.
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  13. Loosen the compressor drive belt tensioner pulley nut.
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  15. Turn the tensioner adjusting bolt counterclockwise to relieve tension on the belt.
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  17. Remove the drive belt.
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  19. Lower vehicle.
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  21. Remove the four compressor mounting bolts and remove the compressor.
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To install:

  1. Install the compressor using four bolts. Tighten compressor mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  3. Raise vehicle and properly support the vehicle.
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  5. Install the drive belt and following proper procedures, adjust the belt tension.
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  7. Install the engine undercover using four bolts and tighten the undercover bolts to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Connect the air conditioner lines to the compressor and tighten the line fittings to 18 ft. lbs.(25 Nm).
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  13. Connect the compressor clutch electrical connector.
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  15. Following proper procedures, evacuate and recharge the air conditioner system.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  19. Start engine and run A/C system. Check for leaks at compressor.
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