How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra Recharge the AC

By | May 7, 2019

How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra Recharge the AC
If you own a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra and the air conditioning stops blowing cold air it may need to be recharged.

This is a common problem with older cars with it being a simple fix to add more refrigerant to the system.

I have a 2006 Kia Spectra that needed charge last year so I wrote this post along with a video at the bottom of the page to help anyone who may having the same problem.

Things Needed To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra

  1. R134a Refrigerant bottle
  2. Fill Hose

The 2005-2009 Kia Spectra uses R134a refrigerant with small low-cost bottles available to buy.

Since I have a slow leak I bought Stop Leak with R134a on Amazon that will charge the system and also hopefully stop the slow leak.
How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra Recharge the AC Stop Leak
A recharge line will also be needed and is a low-cost item.

Here is the normal R134a bottle on Amazon
ZeroR R-134a Refrigerant – 1 Can – Made in USA – 12oz Cans

Here is the R134a with Stop Leak bottle on Amazon
FJC 9140 Stop Leak – 3 Ounce

Here is a R134a Refill Hose on Amazon
FJC 6036 R134a U-Charge Hose with Gauge

2005-2009 Kia Spectra Refrigerant Fill Location
The refrigerant is added to a Low pressure side of the cars cooling system.

It is located under the hood on the passenger side up next to the firewall.
How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra Recharge the AC Step 1.1
A cap will be on the port that will screw off.

How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra

  1. Screw the hose onto the bottle.
  2. Start the car and power on the AC to high
  3. Locate the fill at the high pressure line (big Line) and unscrew the cap.
  4. How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra Recharge the AC Step 1.1

  5. Attach the hose to the Low Pressure line.
  6. How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra Recharge the AC Step 2

  7. Open the hose adapter letting refrigerant into the system
  8. check the air vent to see if it blows cold air
  9. How To Add Refrigerant on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra Recharge the AC Step 5

  10. Stop once cold air blows out by closing the valve on the bottle adapter.

Summary
Recharging the air conditioning system on a 2005-2009 Kia Spectra is easy to do for a handy DIY type person.

Of course if in doubt take it to a professional.

If the car has a slow leak using the Stop Leak with R134a can help to seal a system.

It is not necessary though with standard R134a available in small cans.

Keep in mind other things can cause a AC system to not blow cold air.



 




 

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