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Mini Cooper Receiver Drier Replacement

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Mini Cooper Receiver Drier Replacement

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Location
Quoted on
Price
2013 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Base • 91,000 miles
Lakewood CA 90715
Nov 12, 2020
$200 - $244
2013 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Turbo Roadster John Cooper Works • 31,000 miles
Aguanga CA 92536
Nov 9, 2020
$231 - $283
2011 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Clubman • 118,000 miles
West Covina CA 91792
Nov 5, 2020
$213 - $261
2013 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Base • 11,000 miles
La Mirada CA 90638
Oct 31, 2020
$217 - $265
2014 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Turbo S Clubman • 71,000 miles
Cerritos CA 90703
Oct 30, 2020
$230 - $281
2010 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Base • 62,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94122
Oct 21, 2020
$211 - $257
2013 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Turbo S • 18,000 miles
Yucaipa CA 92399
Oct 15, 2020
$207 - $253
2012 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Turbo Coupe John Cooper Works • 123,000 miles
Riverside CA 92504
Oct 8, 2020
$226 - $276
2009 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Clubman • 78,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95825
Oct 5, 2020
$214 - $262
2008 Mini Cooper
1.6L L4 Supercharged S • 164,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90013
Sep 30, 2020
$222 - $272
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Jan 21, 2021 4:52 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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