Kia Picanto: Cooling System / Radiator

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2023 Service & Repair Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cooling System / Radiator

Components and components location
Components

1. Radiator
2. Radiator upper hose
3. Radiator lower hose
4. Radiator upper mounting bracket
5. Radiator lower mounting insulator

Repair procedures
Removal and Installation
1.
Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
2.
Remove the engine room under cover.
(Refer to Engine and Transaxle Assembly - "Engine Room Under Cover")
3.
Drain the coolant.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")
4.
Remove the air duct.
(Refer to Intake and Exhaust System - "Air Cleaner")
5.
Disconnect the radiator upper hose (A).

6.
Disconnect the radiator lower hose (A).

7.
Disconnect the cooling fan connector (A).

8.
Disconnect the ATF cooler hose (A).

9.
Remover the front bumper assembly.
(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Front Bumper Assembly")
10.
Remove the headlamps.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Head Lamps")
11.
Disconnect the hood latch.
(Refer to Body (Interior and Exterior) - "Hood latch Assembly")
12.
Remove the multi-purpose check connector (MPCC) bracket (A).

13.
Disconnect the reservoir hose clip (A).

14.
Remove the radiator upper mounting bracket (A).
Tightening torque :
7.8 - 11.8 N·m (0.8 - 1.2 kgf·m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb·ft)

15.
Remove the radiator support upper member assembly (A).
Tightening torque :
10.8 - 14.7 N·m (1.1 - 1.5 kgf·m, 8.0 - 10.8 lb·ft)

16.
Disconnect the radiator reservoir hose (A).

17.
Remove the air guard (A).
[RH]

[LH]

18.
Separate the condenser and then remove the radiator (A).

19.
Remove the cooling fan assembly.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Cooling Fan")
20.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
21.
Fill with engine coolant.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")
22.
Start engine and check for leaks.
23.
Recheck engine coolant level.
Inspection
Pressure Cap Testing
1.
Install the pressure cap and pressure tester on a SST (0K253-G5100).

2.
Apply a pressure of 79.4 - 122.58 kPa (0.95 - 1.25 kgf/cm², 11.5 - 17.78 psi).
3.
Check for a drop in pressure.
4.
If the pressure drops, replace the pressure cap.
Radiator Leakage Test
1.
Wait until engine is cool, then carefully remove the pressure cap and fill the reservoir tank with engine coolant, then install it on the pressure tester.

2.
Apply a pressure tester to the radiator and apply a pressure of 93.16 - 122.58 kPa (0.95 - 1.25 kgf/cm², 13.51 - 17.78 psi).
3.
Inspect for engine coolant leaks and a drop in pressure.
4.
Remove the tester and reinstall the pressure cap.
   
Check for engine oil in coolant and/or coolant in engine oil.
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