What is the difference between receiver/drier and accumulator /drier on 2007 Dodge Caliber

What is the difference between receiver/drier and accumulator /drier

by in Youngstown, NY on April 02, 2013
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on April 02, 2013
Its a differance in design depending how the car maker designs the a/c system. To protect the A/C compressor from any liquid slugging, an A/C accumulator is used in this A/C system to retain any refrigerant that may exit from the evaporator in a liquid state. The accumulaor typically has a drier material bag inside it to absorb moisture. Systems that have a reciver drier are located at condensor and has a basic purpose to absorb moisture only. I think the Dodge Caliber uses the accmulator design system.
COMMENT by on April 02, 2013
Thank you so much for the explanation.
ANSWER by on April 02, 2013
agree with miles diff systems use diff parts.
COMMENT by on April 02, 2013
Thanks. i am expecting more elaborate answer