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I have KIA Sportage model 2012 and out of nothing, it starts blowing hot air. I have changed air cond gas but no luck. Any idea?
 

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I have KIA Sportage model 2012 and out of nothing, it starts blowing hot air. I have changed air cond gas but no luck. Any idea?
Have you checked that the compressor electric clutch is engaging?

Unfortunately the equipment needed for an in-depth diagnosis isn't what the typical DIY'er owns, so forced to go to an AC specialist shop.
 
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When my AC went out we found the r134 pressure was fine and the compressor was turning so we determined the issue was the compressor valve.
Here is one on Amazon similar to what I used but I found mine at a local AC parts store.
This part installs in to the compressor with a bolt or two, was not difficult to replace and much cheaper than a compressor.
Take the time to replace the desiccant on the condenser as well. They are cheap and easy.
 

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The problem could be with ACs compressor, did you solve it? When my friend had the same problem he went to the dealer and they did nothing because his warranty was expired. The dealer asked too much money for the diagnostics he decided to go to the simple service, and they didn't solve the problem I have suggested to him my friend who is working with normal air conditioners at https://www.socool.sg / and that was surprising for me, but he could fix it!
 

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Had the same issues where my air con kept blowing hot air. I saw on lkbrothers.com that this means that the coolant level is low and have to get it refilled. I did so and everything is fine now.
 

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Had the same issues where my air con kept blowing hot air. I saw on lkbrothers.com that this means that the coolant level is low and have to get it refilled. I did so and everything is fine now.
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