Having an air conditioner trouble, especially in summer, will likely be a little but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Kia Forte to let in air, but when you get on fast roads, it soon becomes complicated.
It can sometimes blow hot air although you asked it cold air, or it could work intermittently.
You might not like to pay repair costs without finding out if you could do it by yourself to repair your Kia Forte.
The goal of this article is to make it possible for you detect these possible problems in order to fix them as quickly as possible.
First, we will try to focus on the symptoms you figure out on the air conditioning failure of your Kia Forte.
Different symptoms on your Kia Forte air conditioner
You understand that it is no longer effective, for example:
It works in the beginning to finally only give back moisture and run out very very fast, or it works yet with a really long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it simply does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at this point on your Kia Forte, it is very likely that the gas charge is too short. This may mean that there is a potential leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we really recommend you to seek the advice of a specialist and not do this on your own, it carries great risks for your Kia Forte and more essentially your own health.
This factor is partly owing to the wear and tear of time, but also to the level of quality of your air conditioning system. To put it simply, if you have a high-end car, you are in theory much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also check you keep the air conditioning in good condition all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it every now and then for short moments throughout the year, which helps to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Kia Forte. It uses up slightly more fuel, but as replacing your air conditioning system is much more expensive, you profit in the long run.
Different problems on your Kia Forte air conditioner
Now let’s look at some of the problems you may face on your Kia Forte. Take into account that your air conditioner system is a very complicated system, made up of a multitude of parts that can potentially lead to failure.
First, as outlined above, you may have a gas leak and therefore no pressure in the system.
Also, it is therefore likely that your compressor is out of order. Same observation as above, it is no longer possible to compress the gas, therefore no more pressure in the system.
Attached to this compressor of your Kia Forte, a pulley allows it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would take place with the compressor stopping, and consequently as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We understand here that everything is connected and that each piece has a crucial importance, just like a chain work, a single missing link and the entire chain is stopped.
Another sensitive point, still on the theme of pressure, if by chance a too great pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be turned on in order to stop the operation for basic safety. We can imagine here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Kia Forte.
Regarding the temperature sensor, there may as well be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer able to identify the temperature of the inside of your Kia Forte. As a result, it does not detect what to give the computer as information, which will lead to the air conditioning being turned off due to the lack of consistent data to be dealt with. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for security reasons in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is regarded as hot in your Kia Forte and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to work with a professional, here is an notion of the prices you would have to pay:
Let’s imagine that you reload your air conditioning with gas, it varies from 40 to 60€.
If, on the other hand, you had to change your compressor, it would cost about 350€ new, much cheaper second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of complications you might face on your Kia Forte, as you thought, in most cases it is better to call on a specialist to avoid potentially serious accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you deal with compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
If you need more guides on the Kia Forte, go to our Kia Forte category.