2007 Dodge Caliber Q&A

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

What is the difference between receiver/drier and accumulator /drier -
Answer 1
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 1
Thank you so much for the explanation. -
Answer 2
agree with miles diff systems use diff parts. -
Comment 1
Thanks. i am expecting more elaborate answer -