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90 prelude questions about the dryer

I recently had my compressor and leaks fixed on my 1990 prelude air conditioner but the air never did get real cold. now that its 100+ degress it doesnt help at all. when i called the mechanic to ask why and what can be done he said the system is not efficiant enough and needs a new dryer to make it more efficiant. . should this have been done at the same time as the compressor? is this something i could instal myself? and since my system was modified to 134 do i need a different dryer than the original? if so which dryer?

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The person who fix your leaks on the a/c should of replace the dryer,or they souldnt have done the work at all.If you can recover the freon in tha a/c system all dryers will work with 134a.But dont work on it if the freon is still in the system.And if you dont get all the air out the system it wont work very good.Best bet let someone with the correct tools do this job.

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