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Smart Fortwo Receiver Drier Replacement

A receiver drier replacement is an affordable service, though the cost depends on the type of car.

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Smart Fortwo Receiver Drier Replacement

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Location
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Price
2013 Smart Fortwo
1.0L L3 Passion • 65,000 miles
Anaheim CA 92825
Nov 20, 2020
$1,073 - $1,311
2014 Smart Fortwo
1.0L L3 Passion • 92,000 miles
Forest Falls CA 92339
Nov 17, 2020
$1,221 - $1,493
2016 Smart Fortwo
0.9L L3 Turbo Proxy • 75,000 miles
Bryn Mawr CA 92318
Oct 26, 2020
$1,217 - $1,487
2009 Smart Fortwo
1.0L L3 Passion Cabrio • 98,000 miles
Henderson NV 89014
Oct 24, 2020
$1,211 - $1,481
2014 Smart Fortwo
1.0L L3 Pure • 33,000 miles
Oceanside CA 92058
Oct 23, 2020
$1,149 - $1,405
2017 Smart Fortwo
0.9L L3 Turbo Prime • 41,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89145
Oct 9, 2020
$1,088 - $1,330
2015 Smart Fortwo
1.0L L3 Pure • 47,000 miles
City Of Industry CA 91716
Oct 7, 2020
$1,184 - $1,447
2016 Smart Fortwo
0.9L L3 Turbo Pure • 37,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95821
Oct 2, 2020
$1,182 - $1,444
2008 Smart Fortwo
1.0L L3 Passion Cabrio • 56,000 miles
Northridge CA 91324
Sep 25, 2020
$1,121 - $1,370
2009 Smart Fortwo
1.0L L3 Pure • 24,000 miles
Bonsall CA 92003
Sep 15, 2020
$1,200 - $1,466
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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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