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

 

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Patrick Rajasekera, Youngstown, NY, April 02, 2013, 03:55
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What is the difference between receiver/drier and accumulator /drier

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto April 02, 2013, 05:57
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    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.

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    Patrick Rajasekera, April 02, 2013, 14:28
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    Thank you so much for the explanation.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 02, 2013, 06:34
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    agree with miles diff systems use diff parts.

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    Patrick Rajasekera, April 02, 2013, 14:29
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    Thanks. i am expecting more elaborate answer

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