Last post on Sep 07, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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#18 of 21 Air Conditioner Problems in 2006 Kia Sedona EX [autobuyer4]
Nov 11, 2008 (8:50 pm)
Unfortunately this was not the problem with us. The dealer in Florence, SC was so accomodating about all of the problems we have experienced. Something is still wrong with the left side of the AC with it still blowing hot air. They also had a notice (they actually had another term for this) about the passenger back sliding door. They did adjustments and we hoped it was right; however, it is still not closing right and sometimes will open enough for the light showing that a door is ajar. SOOO, we will take it back when we can (it is 80 miles from us).
The van itself is great. I don't like the steering to be so tight, it makes my hands tired. However, I still love the van. The gas mileage is great, 22.5 per gallon on a trip and still good around town.
#19 of 21 Air Conditioner Problems in 2003 Kia Sedona
Jul 22, 2009 (3:24 pm)
The ac in my van has a leak put a vacuum pump on and pulled 29hg turned off the pump after closing the valve. I let it sit for two hours still 29hg vacuum I replaced the high and low valves vacuumed and refilled. Check system with electronic leak detector and bubble solution no leaks found. The next day got in the van no ac just hot air, hooked up gauges low refrigerant. I put a can of UV dye in and refilled ran unit for two hours checked the whole system with a UV lamp still can't find a leak can any one help?
#20 of 21 Re: Air Conditioner Problems in 2003 Kia Sedona [hothanddd]
Sep 07, 2009 (8:27 am)
I had a similar problem where the pressure showed good while recharged and running, then if the van sat for a day or two and didn't use AC, the unit would blow hot air. I eventually found the high pressure hose that is located between the radiator and the motor had a slight amount of oil on it (has some foil wrap on it). I didn't see it until I removed the plastic shroud off the underside of the engine area, crawled under it and looked up. After changing the hose and the drier assy, recharged and worked well.
It's important to install a new drier and o-rings to the fittings anytime you open and replace any part of the system. Also add a little AC compressor oil when you do this.
#21 of 21 Re: Air Conditioner Problems in 2003 Kia Sedona [darkwater27]
Sep 07, 2009 (8:45 pm)
How many miles did you have on the van at the time? Mine has done this since I bought it new in June 2006. Our Columbia, SC dealer has just gotten a new service manager and I PRAY he will get the place in shape. It is a shame to love the van but it has problems they should have been able to repair. I sometimes feel they are waiting for it to go out of warranty!!