Whether you want to cool down in the summer months, or help you clear the fog from your windshield in the winter, air conditioning in cars has grown to be an almost necessary feature lately. But what if the air conditioning in an Kia Rio isn’t cold anymore? This is exactly the question we will try to answer in this article. First, we’ll look at the various complications that can prevent the air conditioning in your Kia Rio from cooling down, and at last, we’ll look at the solutions available to you to deal with this issue.
WHY IS THE AIR CONDITIONING IN MY Kia Rio NO LONGER COLD?
We will begin our guide with the symptoms that can justified that the air conditioning of your Kia Rio is no longer cooling.
BAD AIR CONDITIONING SMELL in my Kia Rio air con
One of the fairly basic signs that can alert you to the fact that your air conditioning is not working is if you have a musty or damp smell inside your car, and yes, a bad smell can be a warning of a defective air conditioning system, it can be permanent or only present when you turn on your air conditioning. To locate a remedy to this failure, we recommend you to read our guide dedicated to bad air conditioning odors on Kia Rio.
AIR CONDITIONING NOISE ON Kia Rio
One of the other indicators that can notify you to a failing air conditioner is that you experience a strange noise is coming on when you turn on your air conditioner (feel free to approach the vents to verify for any suspect noise). This noise could show a defective air conditioning clutch or a defective customer compressor.
LOSS OF PRESSURE IN THE AIR CONDITIONING CIRCUIT
Quite tricky to identify without complex mechanical knowledge, a loss of pressure in your car’s air conditioning system can result in your air conditioning no longer producing cold. There are several possible causes to do this loss of pressure, and these are listed below:
- Leakage of refrigerant fumes
- Non-functioning air conditioning compressor
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM THAT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL on my Kia Rio
Finally, it’s possible that the air conditioning in your Kia Rio is no longer cold just because your air conditioning system is no longer working. Here are the different roots of an air conditioning system that no longer functions:
- Compressor pulley HS: The compressor will be out of power and the circuit will be stopped.
- Overpressure problem: This will bring about the device to trip.
- Defective sensor: As with overpressure, the air-conditioning system will switch to safe mode.
HOW DO I FIX THE AIR CONDITIONING ON MY Kia Rio THAT IS NO LONGER COOLING?
Now that we have been capable to observe the most important motives of a Kia Rio air conditioning system that no longer cools down, we are going to show you the different solutions available to you . First of all, you should know that an air conditioning system is complex, and that wanting to carry out repairs yourself is not constantly the best idea, presuming that you are sure of the origin of the breakdown. However, here are the most important possible repairs and an estimate of their cost.
First step, before executing any major repair, clean the air conditioning of your Kia Rio, don’t think twice to look at our dedicated article on this subject.
If this is not enough, bleed and refill the coolant, which should cost you around 100aine euros.
Changing the air conditioning clutch: you will need to spend around 150 euros for parts and around 100 euros more for labour.
Searching for and repairing an air conditioning leak: based on the position of the leak it will cost you more or less, count on average 150/200 euros, including the air conditioning refill.
Replacement of an air conditioning condenser: you will need to count about 200 euros.
Changing the air conditioning gas compressor on Kia Rio costs about 500 euros with labor.
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