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Mercury Grand Marquis Receiver Drier Replacement

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Mercury Grand Marquis Receiver Drier Replacement

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Location
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1996 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 GS • 131,000 miles
Fresno CA 93702
Nov 16, 2020
$183 - $223
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 GS • 191,000 miles
Ventura CA 93004
Nov 14, 2020
$193 - $235
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 LS • 326,000 miles
Shafter CA 93263
Nov 7, 2020
$187 - $229
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 LS • 21,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95866
Nov 5, 2020
$206 - $252
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 LS • 168,000 miles
Cypress CA 90630
Nov 2, 2020
$191 - $233
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 LS • 170,000 miles
Twin Peaks CA 92391
Oct 30, 2020
$191 - $233
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 GS • 238,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94111
Oct 26, 2020
$210 - $256
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 GS • 129,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89137
Oct 12, 2020
$201 - $245
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 LSE • 62,000 miles
San Rafael CA 94903
Sep 30, 2020
$207 - $253
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis
4.6L V8 GS • 204,000 miles
Santa Clarita CA 91350
Sep 15, 2020
$207 - $253
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What is a Receiver Drier?

The receiver drier is a critical part of your car’s air conditioning system. It serves a pretty basic purpose: To remove liquid and particulates from the refrigerant before the refrigerant heads to the air conditioning compressor and the rest of the AC system. Water in the refrigerant is bad. When the two liquids meet, they form either hydrochloric or hydrofluoric acid, which leads to corrosion in the air conditioning system. And then you’ve got a really big air conditioning problem on your hands. It’s also vital to have the refrigerant in a completely gaseous state when it heads to the compressor, so removing all the moisture is vital. The receiver drier, which as a metal canister, is located immediately past the condenser. The refrigerant enters from the top of the receiver drier, and is then passed through a filtration system. That’s where the moisture and particles are removed from the refrigerant. The refrigerant then leaves through the exit tube. Some cars don’t have a receiver drier, but instead have an accumulator. The accumulator serves the same purpose, though it’s a little bit bigger.

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Symptoms of a failing Receiver Drier

Air conditioning isn’t cold enough

When the receiver drier isn’t properly filtering the refrigerant, it can lead to blockages in the air conditioning system. When that happens, the air conditioning won’t function properly. You might not mind this problem in December. But it becomes a pretty serious problem come June. When in doubt, if your climate controls aren’t functioning as they should, it’s a good idea to get the car checked out. It could be a few different things, including the receiver drier.

Leaks

A lot of different things can cause leaks in your car, so it’s not always easy to find the culprit. But one of those things is a busted receiver drier, which will leak refrigerant. When in doubt, just know that a leak is a bad thing, and should be addressed. You may also notice the leaking under the hood.

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How urgent is a Receiver Drier replacement?

The receiver drier is a part of your air conditioning system, so it’s not exactly going to impact the safety of your car. You can still drive around without worrying about your safety.

But ignoring a broken receiver drier can cause damage to your entire air conditioning system, so it’s a pay now, or pay way more later situation. Seems obvious what the answer is here.

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