Your Acura air conditioning system helps to feel your journey cool and comfortable. During the hot season, many people prefer to travel in a car with air conditioning system. In the AC system, there are many components working in a combined effort. Depending on the vehicle, the AC system will either have a receiver dryer or an accumulator. Both of these components contain a desiccant, which is a chemical that attracts moisture. The drier and the accumulator also serve as temporary holding tanks for liquid refrigerant.
The drier is connected to the condenser outlet (high-pressure side) and it is used exclusively in expansion valve systems. In contrast, the accumulator is attached to the evaporator outlet (low-pressure side), and it is only found in orifice tube systems. The AC accumulator is designed to prevent the liquid refrigerant from being drawn into the compressor. If it is drawn into the compressor it may cause serious damages. The primary function of the drier is to separate gas and liquid and helps to remove moisture and filter out dirt. If your accumulator-drier does not work properly, your Acura air conditioning system will not give effective cooling.