Hyundai Sonata: Condenser Repair procedures - Air Conditioning System - Heating, Ventilation and Air ConditioningHyundai Sonata: Condenser Repair procedures

Inspection
1.
Check the condenser fins for clogging and damage. If clogged, clean them with water, and blow them with compressed air. If bent, gently bend them using a screwdriver or pliers.
2.
Check the condenser connections for leakage, and repair or replace it, if required.
Replacement
[Theta 2.4 GDI]
1.
Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/ recycling/ charging station.
2.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
3.
Remove the front bumper.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Cover")
4.
Remove the 2 nuts, and then disconnect the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) from the condenser.

Tightening torque :
8.8 ~ 11.8 N.m ( 0.9 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 8.7 Ib-ft)

5.
After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts, then remove the front bumper frame (A).

6.
After loosening the mounting bolts, then remove the side air guard (A).
[LH]

[RH]

7.
Remove the hood latch connected (A).

8.
Remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

9.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
   
If you're installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil.
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 to avoid leakage.
Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
Charge the system, and test its performance.
[Gamma 1.6 T-GDI / Theta 2.0 T-GDI]
1.
Recover the refrigerant with a recovery / recycling / charging station.
2.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
3.
Remove the front bumper.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Cover")
4.
Remove the 2 nuts, and then disconnect the discharge line (A) and liquid line (B) from the condenser.

Tightening torque :
8.8 ~ 11.8 N.m ( 0.9 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 8.7 Ib-ft)

5.
After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts, then remove the front bumper frame (A).

6.
Disconnect the hood latch connector (A) and then remove the wiring mounting clips.

7.
After loosening the mounting bolts, then remove the side air guard (A).

8.
Loosen the condenser bracket mounting bolt.

Tightening torque :
6.0 ± 2.0 N.m (0.61 ± 0.2 kgf.m, 4.43 ± 1.48 lbf-ft)

9.
Loosen the mounting bolts and then remove the condenser (A) from radiator.

Tightening torque :
6.0 ± 2.0 N.m (0.61 ± 0.2 kgf.m, 4.43 ± 1.48 lbf-ft)

10.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
A.
If you're installing a new condenser, add refrigerant oil.
B.
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 to avoid leakage.
C.
Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
D.
Charge the system, and test its performance.
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