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.
Car Problem Reports
Kia Sedona Failure of AC Compressor Clutch
Kia Sedona Problem
Average Mileage: 79,471 mi (10,000 mi - 228,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Kia Sedona, 155,000 mi
Compressor went out after condenser and high pressure ac hose was replaced. Is there a recall or free repair for this issue?
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sedona, 63,000 mi
The A/C always sounded a bit funny - kind of a loud rattling sound. We took the van back to the dealer and asked about it, but they said everything was working fine and sent us home. Lo and behold, when we hit about 63k miles, the compressor stopped working altogether. It cost me $1300 to get it fixed and I will never buy another Kia again because of this. The compressor problem caused shrapnel
Visitor, 2004 Kia Sedona, 57,000 mi
compressor clutch gradually became very noisy and then just stopped working altogether.
Visitor, 2008 Kia Sedona, 65,000 mi
Noise when air conditioner compressor first engauges
Visitor, 2006 Kia Sedona, 92,000 mi
failure the ac comparessor clutch. body shop asking $300 to fix this.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sedona, 228,000 mi
The A/C is not working. The drying and the compressor has been changed. The control panel has been change, but the a/c is still blowing hot air.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sedona, 88,000 mi
Noise at start up of AC...after some time, noise stops....comes from pulley assembly area on left side of engine
We first noticed the infamous clunking/grinding noise at about 21000 miles. We took it to the dealership who diagnosed the problem as being a faulty AC clutch hub. They replaced it. The van ran great for about a 2 months and the noise came back along with a surging idle when the engine was cold and defrost was on. We took it back and they replaced the clutch hub assembly again and explained the surge as extra load caused by the faulty hub was causing the ECM to adjust the idle inappropriately. Not more than 2 weeks went by and the noise came back along with the idle surge. We took it back...again and this time the technician couldn't duplicate the problem. While driving home from the dealership I did notice that everything had magically smoothed out. (I suspect WD40 but can't prove it.) I called again and they want me to bring it in late in the afternoon so they can keep it overnight and start it cold. I told them not until they give me a loaner car and we are still fighting them on that. Meanwhile the surging has become worse and happens even when the AC and defrost are off.
Visitor, 2008 Kia Sedona, 30,000 mi
Noticed noise when compressor engaged. KIA said nothing wrong. Noise became bothersome. Now that it is out of warranty KIA claimed it was the compressor. 1100 to fix problem. Could be Compressor Clutch.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Sedona, 99,000 mi
ac stopped working, clutch won't engage.