CRM Mitchell1 2019-06-15T22:00:28+00:002004 Kia Optima CRM Mitchell1 2019-06-15T22:00:28+00:00
- Test blower works at all speed and mode. Test zone doors switch fine and temperature control works fine too. But no AC clutch Inspected compressor – rotates, belt routing is okay. Inspected for visual leaks/damages – no leak noted. Checked fan blades and electrical connector – all appear good Checked static pressure – 0 psi – both side Vacuum system for 10 minutes and test leak – system holds vacuum Charge system with 1.10 lbs as per spec and added 2.0 oz of pag/dye, ran air, cycle pressure low side – 30 psi, high side 150 psi at temperature of 40 deg F, ambient temperature of 75 Deg F. Scope for leaks with electronic leak detector, leak detected on compressor housing. Compressor housing has accumulation of pag on the lower side Due to miles and compressor housing leak – recommend to replace compressor kit with new condensor for best results or replace compressor and condensor to validate the warranty on compressor. Customer declined and request to just charge the system temporarily. Other Notes: Upon turning on vehicle, noticed coolant smell. When opened the hood, smell got stronger. Inspected and found the radiator upper casing seem leaks coolant. Recommend to replace radiator Customer declined.
- EVAC and Recharged system, ran air, cycle pressure low side 32 spi, high side 148 psi at temperature of 40 deg, ambient temperature of 77 deg F. While running for about 10 minutes, heard a hissing noise and found the freon leaks large from the compressor housing. Quickly recovered as much as possible. Advised customer that compressor failure is large and it would not hold freon.
Orvil J. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/14/2019