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Hi guys (and gals).


I have a 2003 Sorento EX. The cold air just stopped blowing. It went from cold to warm air in .000001 seconds (roughly).



Compressor still engages, though. I had this problem two years ago and it was the compressor. The guys at the Kia dealership said it had taken a rock to the underside, due to it's location in the engine compartment, and had thus let all the freon out. Thankfully, it was replaced under warranty.


They've since gone out of business, so this one's on my big broad shoulders.



Any and all help/suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks in advance.
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check if the lines are cold - that one coming out from the condenser to A/C compressor (the wider, thicker line). It should be cold, while the other one from the radiator to condenser should be warm to hot.
If it is cold - then you are fine, A/C is working well. If not - A/C is gone.

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Hi guys (and gals).


I have a 2003 Sorento EX. The cold air just stopped blowing. It went from cold to warm air in .000001 seconds (roughly).



Compressor still engages, though. I had this problem two years ago and it was the compressor. The guys at the Kia dealership said it had taken a rock to the underside, due to it's location in the engine compartment, and had thus let all the freon out. Thankfully, it was replaced under warranty.


They've since gone out of business, so this one's on my big broad shoulders.



Any and all help/suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks in advance.
I've just had exactly the same problem on my 18 month old Cee'd and the dealer said warranty does not cover a stone damaging the unit. Are you saying your iriginal problem was fixed under warranty? Any idea how I can pursue a wattarnty claim? Maybe try another dealer?
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the compressor will not come on if there is no refrigerant in the system. Kia uses a tripple pressure switch to control the on off time of the compressor. Sounds to me like you need a heater control unit or a blend actuator. Wouldnt be the first time its happened.
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