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AC Accumulator-Drier

Aftermarket AC accumulator and AC receiver-drier by Spectra Premium

As part of the air conditioning system, the AC accumulator-drier transforms liquid refrigerant from the evaporator into gas form (without refrigerant oil and debris) to the AC compressor.

Spectra Premium offers a matching compressor for each AC Accumulator application
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Most Common AC Accumulator-Drier Products

Spectra Part Number Most Popular Applications North American VIO
0283208 06-02 Cadillac Escalade
06-02Chevrolet Avalanche 1500
06-02 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500
06-99 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
0210076 10-03 Cadillac CTS
08-99 Chevrolet Tracker
15-08 Honda Civic
16-02 Honda CR-V
05-00 Toyota Echo
0210018 11-06 Acura CSX
12-03 Honda Accord
11-06 Honda Civic
15-12 Honda Crosstour
14-09 Honda Fit
0210024 09-02 Dodge Ram 1500
09-02 Dodge Ram 2500
09-02 Dodge Ram 3500
06-05 Dodge Ram 4000
09-08 Dodge Ram 4500
0210136 12-08 Ford Escape
11-08 Mazda Tribute
11-08 Mercury Mariner
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Common Accumulator-Drier Failure Symptoms

  • Ratting noise when the AC is turned on
  • Hose loose or suffered damage
  • Refrigerant leaks
  • Mold build up causing smell

Common Causes of Failure

Moisture in the climate control system is the main cause of failure for the AC Accumulator and driers, as well as any component of the system itself. Water will mix with the refrigerant and turn it into acid, which will rust and corrode the metallic components of the AC Accumulator-Drier. The corrosion or blockages will then lead to refrigerant leaks that render the part ineffective.

Every time the car is open for service the filter needs to be changed.

You must change the accumulator-drier when changing the AC compressor.

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