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Saturn Outlook Receiver Drier Replacement

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Saturn Outlook Receiver Drier Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Saturn Outlook Receiver Drier Replacement is $350. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Location
Quoted on
Price
2009 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XR • 80,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95813
Nov 19, 2020
$307 - $375
2009 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XE • 95,000 miles
Sylmar CA 91342
Nov 10, 2020
$301 - $367
2010 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XR • 55,000 miles
Beverly Hills CA 90211
Nov 3, 2020
$316 - $386
2009 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XR • 173,000 miles
Selma CA 93662
Nov 2, 2020
$286 - $350
2010 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XR • 69,000 miles
San Bernardino CA 92402
Oct 26, 2020
$317 - $387
2007 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XE • 101,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90038
Oct 25, 2020
$337 - $411
2009 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XE • 27,000 miles
Norwalk CA 90650
Oct 10, 2020
$298 - $364
2007 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XE • 53,000 miles
Glendale CA 91203
Oct 5, 2020
$310 - $378
2008 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XE • 121,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90063
Oct 5, 2020
$342 - $418
2010 Saturn Outlook
3.6L V6 XE • 159,000 miles
Downey CA 90239
Sep 30, 2020
$338 - $413
Last Updated:
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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