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 Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?

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PostSubject: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 21st 2011, 12:53 pm

A friend of mine asked me a question yesterday. Here is a copy and paste of his question.
I'm wondering if it is really necessary to replace the a/c desiccant bag on the air conditioning system of the receiver drier. Well, I would be doing a maintenance on the a/c and one of my friend told me that it is also best to replace the pellets on the desiccant bags. Does anyone have inputs about this?

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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 21st 2011, 1:41 pm

a hvac guy might understand that.. i know i dont. i dont know to much about a/c other then how to rip it out.. lol. none of my cars have them because i for one cant stand a/c and 2 cause it a parasitic loose..
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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 21st 2011, 2:53 pm

I did some googling research
Here is what I learned. You may not know it, but moisture is your vehicle air conditioner's greatest enemy. When moisture mixes up with your refrigerant, a corrosive acid is created. This corrosive acid can wreak havoc on the different components of your A/C: the compressor, condenser, and evaporator. To prevent this, your A/C accumulator or receiver drier consists of a desiccant whose job is to absorb all the moisture in the system. To ensure efficient moisture absorption, you need a 4-Seasons A/C Desiccant Bag.
Like the brake fluid in you vehicle it absorbs moisture too. Moisture in your brake system is bad and dangerous this is why a brake fluid flush is good every 100,000 km. Same going for your desiccant bag. If your going to the trouble of doing a maintenance on your A/C system? It would be good to include the bag.

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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 21st 2011, 3:43 pm

change the bag/drier every time you replace a component. it is just preventative maintenance. some places, when you get a new compressor you HAVE to change the dryer/ dessicant or you dont get your warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 21st 2011, 5:02 pm

where is it at.. inside the canister lookin thing closer to the firewall normally?
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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 21st 2011, 11:01 pm

yall talkin bout the orange juice can under the hood?
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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 21st 2011, 11:38 pm

007jimmy wrote:
where is it at.. inside the canister lookin thing closer to the firewall normally?

Here.. I hope this help ya.

http://repairpal.com/air-conditioning-accumulator

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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 22nd 2011, 3:03 am

accumulator. thats the darn word i couldnt remember. thats been buggin me since i read this thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 22nd 2011, 5:00 am

lol.. learn something new everyday.. well technically this is day 2 for most people. not me.. been plowing, shoveling and salting for the past 30 something hours.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Do A/C Desicant canasters ever go bad?    January 22nd 2011, 10:30 am

Cool I'm glad this was helpful to you guys. I learned something today too.

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