Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On on Kia Amanti

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.

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Average mileage: 123,353 (71,000–167,800)
6 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009
20 people reported this problem
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2005 Kia Amanti 96,000 mi,
Diagnosed by the KIA dealer. AC still pumping out plenty of cold air.
2004 Kia Amanti 150,000 mi,
Ac clutch making bad noise then locked up
2005 Kia Amanti 152,000 mi,
Ac clutch noise and vibration. It has gone out completely. Car has been maintained well. This stinks
2005 Kia Amanti 167,800 mi,
water pump and housing fell off completely. Now air conditioner is on the fritz and so is the power steering. Are these common issues for this amanti
2006 Kia Amanti 134,679 mi,
Dont get me wrong but the does get cold ..the proablem is noisey and seems to me like my car drinks 10 times faster the gas with it
2008 Kia Amanti 98,766 mi,
A/C on and Sound like was the Cluch
2004 Kia Amanti 75,000 mi,
the a/c has been making noise for years now . . . junky car!
2005 Kia Amanti 120,000 mi,
noisy ac clutch
I was told my a/c compressor is bad $900 to fix!