Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Drives: '04 Kia Sedona EX, '10 MBZ C300 Sport, 1.3KW Electric GoCart
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Fixed - AC A/C Air Conditioner
Since electrically, I checked everything that I could I broke down to take the van to the dealer. Initial check showed refrigerant to be low. They were able to pressurize the system to get the clutch to engage and then all of the refrigerant exited through the front of the compressor. New compressor and drier were installed, system flush, and refrigerant replaced. The drier did not implode when the compressor gave way, but metal shavings were caught in the drier.
Also, I read in other posts where there was a rattling sound when first starting the van and then worse when in reverse, then later, when warmed up, the noise would be lessened. I had these symptoms for a long time, I assumed a bad motor mount (which I do have in front), but most, if not all of the growling, rattling sounds were coming from the A/C compressor.
2004 Kia Sedona EX
Over 100K miles
Last edited by rob_fed; 03-16-2011 at 12:55 PM.