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Kia Sorento Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

Kia Sorento Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013

Average Mileage: 94,042 mi (21,000 mi - 201,000 mi)


A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    a/c quit working clutch will not engage.

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    There is a high pitched noise when I try to use the defroster or air conditioner. :(

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  • Visitor, , 63,000 mi

    makes a rattling noise and has recently stopped blowing cold air.

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    AC started blowing warm air on Thursday. I took it to our Mechanic on Saturday and was told the AC compressor clutch was not working. It will several hundred dollars to fix!

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    My A/C Clutch just went out come on 45000 mile are you kidding me! But I did found a Clutch kit on the web for $95 and I can do it my self so that's a plus

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  • Visitor, , 185,000 mi

    2005 kia sorento squeals when you turn on air

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    A/C stopped producing cold air. The clutch is not turning.

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  • Visitor, , 61,000 mi

    A/c quit blowing cold air. Tried to over heat. Put two different gauges on and maxed them out....

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  • Visitor, , 27,000 mi

    engine knocking when a/c on and engine idling. Dealership replaced compressor hub.

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  •  Rookie

    There is a high-pitched squealing noise when the AC or defrost is engaged. The problem has not yet been resolved.

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