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A/c stopped working. dealer says I need compressor and receiver dryer. what is receiver dryer

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You go from the compressor to the condenser,next to the radiator ,then to the Drier.
It is supposed to remove moisture from the refrigerant,at least in theory,and also help with the change of state,in the expansion of the gases leaving the condenser.It may also collect trash,such as from your compressor failure,in which case they better flush the condenser.
There is NO way I would go to a dealer. You will be looking at $1500.00 or more. Go to a repair shop and get a quote first.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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