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ICV recall work recently completed in 2005 Sorento. Serious damage to engine due to ICV, Sorento towed to dealership. 8 days in shop to repair due to back log at dealership. While in shop also agreed to have serpentine and timing belt changed, transmission fluid changed, spark plugs replaced and oil change. 8 day car rental and $450 later car was ready for pick up. Morning after pick up from service and ever since at start up there is a ticking noise that lasts for first few miles driven then stops. This noise never occured prior to the morning after picking up. Went back to dealership where car was fixed but of course the noise was not recreated because the car was already warmed up. Aprox 5 days after getting car back the battery died. Just recently the AC stopped cranking out cold air. This was all of a sudden, after a 1.5 hr drive with the ac working great it just started blowing warm air. There was no gradual temp increase. I was told by the service manager to bring my car in and leave it over night so that the ticking noise can be heard, since it only happens when the car is started once cooled. While I plan to do this it's just a matter of when I can, already had to rent a car for 8 days. I have a couple questions - Could this ticking noise be some further damage caused by the ICV clip, something they missed when doing the engine repairs? (2) could replacement of either of the belts cause my battery to die and my AC suddenly stop blowing cold air?
 

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2005 Sorento - is it AUS? UK? USA? Please, fill out profile. How many miles you have on it?

As per ticking - sounds to me like a valve issue. Not getting oil right away... maybe wrong oil filter? Maybe lifter is stuck...

Belts could have something to do with A/C, but not directly. Does clutch engage? Do you hear this typical "click" when A/C supposed to engage?
Sudden loose of cold air (if not damage to radiator on the road and sudden leak of the fluid) could be related to disconnected/failed pressure sensor, blown fuse, damaged relay...
 

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Unless they failed to remove all the damaged parts when they removed the old ICV ......
If it was a part, the engine would probably run the way it did when you took it in.
Your ticking sound, sounds like your describing a lifter running dry for those first few miles. Mine does it if the Sorento has been in the garage for more than three or four days. "Lifter leak down" I think is what it is called. I don't believe the Sorento has a typical "Lifter" but it is a hydraulic unit. Did they change the oil after the repair? They may have got a chemical used for cleaning in the oil and thinned it out. That might allow the lifter to leak down quicker. On the A/C: check the coolant reservoir. If the level is low or or empty it may be causing the the freon to get to high of a pressure due to heat and causing the compressor to drop out.
Hope this helps.
 

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Check the belt on the a/c and make sure they tightened it and it not just hanging there, or not there. All the assoc. belts have to be removed when doing the timing belt. Maybe the tech punchered an a/c line while doing the repair. Just a thought.
 

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Thanks for the responses. Here is more info : It's a kia '05 USA, gas - aprox 81k mi.
If it was a part, the engine would probably run the way it did when you took it in - car was towed from lot,pulled into parking lot, immediate power failure, engine loud 'whine' noise, no power stearing, never had/heard the ticking noise until the morning after bringing home from dealership after ICV repair. The butterfly clip did lots of damage I was told, could it have damaged a lifter causing this 'lifter leak down'?
Did have oil change as well at some point during it's 8 days in the shop. All belts changed, tran fluid changed, all spark plugs changed.
Regarding the AC - not sure what it means for the clutch to 'engage'. Ticking noise is at startup, does not matter if ac is on or not. If an a/c line was punctured by the mechanic at time of icv repairs could the ac have worked for 3 1/2 wks after and then suddenly stop blowing cold air?
 

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The butterfly clip did lots of damage I was told, could it have damaged a lifter causing this 'lifter leak down'?
Not unless the pieces punched a hole in the intake system and found their way into the engine internals

Regarding the AC - not sure what it means for the clutch to 'engage'.
The clutch is an electro-mechanical device that when energized causes the spinning hub on the A/C compressor to lockup so to speak thus spinning the A/C compressor.
 

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the a/c compressor belt might have broken or came loose, this would explain the sudden loss of cold air. Low gas might as well.
 
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