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A/C Receiver Drier

You may be compromising your car's air conditioning system when you put off replacing its failing A/C receiver drier. Fortunately, you can get a high-quality replacement from CarParts.com's selection of top-notch, direct-fit A/C receiver driers. We offer durable A/C receiver drier replacements manufactured by the most trusted brands in the industry. Browse through our product list below and choose the part that best fits your application today.

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33114 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33114
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33116 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
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Notes : Aluminum Filter Drier; Without Pad Mount; Includes Gasket and Dessicant; Desiccant Filter Media Material; Male Insert O-ring Connection B Type; Male Inlet and Outlet Filter Fitting Type Gender; Male Insert O-ring Connection TypeWarranty : 120-day 4-Seasons limited warrantyAnticipated Ship Out Time : 1-2 Business DaysQuantity Sold : Sold individually
33136 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33136
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33158 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33158
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33211 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33211
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33213 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33213
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33215 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33215
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33216 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33216
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Notes : Steel Filter Drier; With Switch Port; Includes Gasket and Dessicant; 17 in. Overall Length; 0.63 in. Inlet Filter Fitting Thread Diameter; 2.5 in. Diameter; Female O-Ring Connection Type; Female Inlet Filter Fitting Type GenderWarranty : 120-day 4-Seasons limited warrantyAnticipated Ship Out Time : 1-2 Business DaysQuantity Sold : Sold individually
33234 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33234
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33235 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33235
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33236 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33236
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33237 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33237
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33238 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33238
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33255 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33255
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33257 A/C Receiver Drier - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: FS33257
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Notes : Steel Filter Drier; Without Switch Port; Includes Bracket, Gasket and Dessicant; 6.5 in. Inlet Filter Fitting Thread Diameter; 2.5 in. Diameter; Pad Mount Connection TypeWarranty : 120-day 4-Seasons limited warrantyAnticipated Ship Out Time : 1-2 Business DaysQuantity Sold : Sold individually
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A/C Receiver Drier Customer Reviews

Good product, Great price. Some seals provided were a tad bit different but seam to be working well.
Purchased on Oct 25, 2012

A/C Receiver Drier Guides

A/C Receiver Drier Buyer's Guide

Summary

  • The A/C receiver drier is a component that protects all subcomponents of your car’s A/C loop.
  • You can find the receiver drier between the expansion valve inlet and the condenser outlet on the high-pressure side.
  • Receiver driers usually integrate with filter materials that can trap debris. This feature keeps harmful particles that may ruin the A/C system.
  • The receiver drier features a simple filtering and drying process that involves a desiccant material, filter, and tube.
  • A malfunctioning receiver drier can cause the A/C system to malfunction or lose its ability to provide cold air. 
  • Aftermarket A/C receiver driers on our website cost around $9 to $156.

A car’s air conditioning (A/C) is arguably one of the best creature comforts to have ever integrated into an automobile. If you didn’t know, a car is merely an oven on wheels, meaning the passengers could bake inside a car without an A/C. This is especially true during the summer and in areas along the equator.

There’s more to an A/C than what most people know. For example, there’s the receiver drier that keeps the system from moisture and contaminants. This device ensures good condition of the A/C in your car at all times by performing different roles. Here’s everything you need to know about receiver driers.

What Is an A/C Receiver Drier?

The A/C receiver drier is a component that protects all subcomponents of your car’s A/C loop. In short, it maintains the longevity of the whole air conditioning system. You can find the receiver drier between the expansion valve inlet and the condenser outlet on the high-pressure side. It looks like a cylindrical canister that has an inlet and an outlet on top for connecting to the expansion valve and condenser.

What Is an A/C Receiver Drier For?

The receiver drier has 3 key A/C receiver drier functions. To understand this component clearly, it’s a good idea to know what roles it serves in your car’s A/C system.

  • The “receiver” function of the receiver drier is for the storage for oil and refrigerant when they are not in use.
  • A receiver drier’s drying function becomes possible thanks to a drying agent called desiccant, which is a material used for the absorption of moisture. Moisture can form as a product of humidity in the air and too much of it can ruin your A/C system.
  • Receiver driers usually integrate with filter materials that can trap debris. This feature keeps harmful particles that may ruin the A/C system.

A/C Receiver Driers versus Accumulators

There is quite a confusion when distinguishing between a receiver drier and an accumulator. From a general perspective, these two are almost identical apart from the fact that accumulators are relatively larger than receiver driers. Accumulators also connect to the evaporator but through the low-pressure section instead of the high-pressure section connected with the receiver drier.

Last, accumulators only appear in A/C systems that use orifice tubes, as these tubes carry large amounts of liquid refrigerant coming from the evaporator. Orifice tube systems give enough time for the liquid-form refrigerant to transform into vapor before it travels to the compressor.

How the A/C Receiver Drier Works

The receiver drier features a simple filtering and drying process that involves a few components. Its cylindrical housing contains a clump of desiccant material, strainers, and a tube. The process starts when high-pressure liquid enters the receiver drier’s inlet from the condenser. As it travels inside the receiver drier at high speeds, it first passes on the strainer that sandwiches the desiccant.

The desiccant contains silica gels and absorbs the moisture to prevent acid establishment. Acid ruins the effectiveness of the refrigerant, so it is important that the receiver drier can always absorb moisture.

Once the high-pressure liquid passes through the desiccant and the second strainer found at the bottom of the desiccant material, it gets pushed into a smaller tube that leads to the outlet. The outlet is the one that directs the fluid to the evaporator.

Symptoms of a Bad A/C Receiver Drier

A malfunctioning receiver drier can cause the A/C system to malfunction or lose its ability to provide cold air. Here, be knowledgeable about the early signs to prevent further damage. Here are the common symptoms of receiver drier failures:

Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant gets stored inside the receiver drier and is therefore prone to leak when the device gets damaged. A milder symptom of leakage is refrigerant dripping out from the bottom of the receiver drier while a severe case may cause a puddle underneath the vehicle. There’s a high chance that the A/C system will stop working if it runs dry of refrigerant. Instead of dealing with a faulty system, replace or repair the receiver drier immediately.

Unusual Noises

Modern A/C receiver driers are usually quiet, which means any noise that you may notice as soon as you switch on the A/C is a clear indicator of a fault. Knocking or clunking noises typically stem from loose fittings inside the receiver drier.

Funky Smell

Moisture is one of the common causes of mold, and an A/C system that has gotten contaminated by mold will smell weird and stinky. This can get worse if the problem persists and the smell may become stronger as the A/C fully operates. Moisture in the receiver drier can stem from an opening in the case. This opening will not only cause leak but will also allow greater amounts of moisture than the silica gel can handle.

How Much Does an a/C Receiver Drier Cost?

Aftermarket A/C receiver driers on our website cost around $9 to $156. Prices get affected by factors like the brand and the number of components included in a package. You can buy A/C receivers individually, although you can also buy assemblies for when you’re conducting a repair.

Finding the Right Fit

Receiver drier comes in different designs and sizes, which means you have to make sure of the exact receiver drier in your car before buying a replacement. Another way of finding the right fit is to indicate the year, make, and model in the filter tab found below the search menu of our website. This will narrow down the result to all components compatible with your vehicle.

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