A/c Evaporator Core Removal On Kia Vehicle
Follow This Step By Step Procedure To replace Evaporator Core on Kia:----
Sephia some tips for anyone doing the Evap core removal and installing:---
-You don't have to remove the steering wheel. The steering column is held on to the dashboard frame and firewall by four 12-mm bolts. Remove them, and the paneling underneath the steering column, and you can drop the whole assembly and work over it. This way, the driver side airbag doesn't have to be removed either.
-The evaporator/blower box comes out as one piece. It's to the right of the heater core box. Once you get it fully unscrewed from the firewall, you'll notice it still can't be removed. That's because the evaporator is bolted through the firewall, and there are three bolts under the hood that hold the pipe in place. You'll have to remove these bolts, but THE SYSTEM WILL BE OPEN once you do. Be sure there is no pressure or vacuum in the line before you open it, and once you remove the evap/blower box, cap the opening in the firewall until you're ready to install the new assembly. After opening and sealing the system, you'll have to get a mechanic to evacuate it before you run the A/C. This is crucial - if you don't remove every little bit of moisture and dust, you could blow your compressor. Work quickly and keep your work area clean when you open the refrigerant line.
-Drape a blanket over the back of the crash panel when you're ready to pull it out of the car, so the sharp edges don't scratch your windshield or the paneling on your doors. It's a heavy piece, and it's a very tight squeeze to get it in and out of the car, so I'd recommend getting someone to help. Be careful with the dashboard so you don't bend it - you need to be sure all the mounting bolts line up when you put it back (one of mine won't go back where it belongs).
-LABEL YOUR WIRE HARNESSES. I did this by attaching a strip of duct tape to each one and writing on the tape with a sharpie. If you're like me and you know absolutely nothing about wiring, or cars in general, then this will be essential for putting everything back together. Leave notes for yourself, so you know how to plug it all back in. I also kept track of where all the screws and bolts went - for each component of the dashboard, I would remove the screws and bolts and put them in an envelope with the correct label.
Installing Procedure In step by step details:---
- Install the heater core to the heater housing.
- Install the heater housing.
- Connect the heater hoses to the heater core.
- Connect the control cable to the heater housing.
- Install the instrument panel and the instrument panel-to-chassis bolts.
- Connect the electrical harness connectors.
- Install the center panel.
- Connect the antenna and electrical connector and install the radio.
- Connect the electrical connectors and install the ventilation control panel.
- Connect the electrical connectors and install the instrument cluster.
- Install the instrument cluster trim.
- Install the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts.
- Install the lower left side cover.
- Install the side cover.
- Install the console.
- Install the center panel trim.
- Install the passenger-s side air bag module and connect the electrical connector.
- Install the 4 air bag module-to-instrument panel bolts and torque the bolts to 18-32 ft. lbs. (24-43 Nm)
- Install the connector to the T bar side bracket and the side cove
- Install the glove box and the 2 screws at the bottom of the glove box.
- Install the steering wheel to the steering column.
- Install the steering wheel-to-steering column nut and torque the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
- Install the driver-s side air bag module and connect the electrical connector.
- Install the 4 steering wheel-to-air bag module bolts and torque to 72-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm)
- Refill the cooling system.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system.
- Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.