Kia Carens: Cooling System / Radiator Repair procedures

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cooling System / Radiator Repair procedures

Inspection
Radiator Cap Testing
1.
Remove the radiator cap, wet its seal with engine coolant, and then install it on a pressure tester.

2.
Apply a pressure of 93.16 ~ 122.58 kPa (0.95 ~ 1.25 kgf/cm², 13.51 ~ 17.78 psi).
3.
Check for a drop in pressure.
4.
If the pressure drops, replace the cap.
Radiator Leakage Test
1.
Wait until engine is cool, then carefully remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator with engine coolant, then install a pressure tester on it.
2.
Apply a pressure of 93.16 ~ 122.58 kPa (0.95 ~ 1.25 kg/cm², 13.51 ~ 17.78 psi).

3.
Inspect for engine coolant leaks and a drop in pressure.
4.
Remove the tester and reinstall the radiator cap.
  
Check for engine oil in the coolant and/or coolant in the engine oil.
Removal and Installation
1.
Remove the cooling fan.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Cooling Fan")
2.
Drain the coolant.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")
3.
Remove the radiator upper hose (A).

4.
Remove the holder clip (A), by removing the clip holder (B).

5.
Disconnect the ATF cooler hoses.
(Refer to Automatic Transaxle System - "Automatic Transaxle")
6.
Separate the condenser from the radiator.
7.
Pull the radiator (A) upward and remove it from engine room.

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
9.
Fill the radiator with coolant and check for leaks.
  
Bleed air from the cooling system.
Start engine and let it run until it warms up (until the radiator fan operates 3 or 4 times).
Turn off engine. Check the coolant level and add coolant if needed. This will allow trapped air to be removed from the cooling system.
Put the radiator cap on tightly, then run engine again and check for leaks.
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