accumulator drier

A device which is part of the air conditioning system. It is made up of a tank, filter, drying agent, and a vapor return tube. It is usually found on the evaporator outlet. It stores the excess refrigerant and removes the moisture from the refrigerant (thus the name "drier").
Also see
receiver drier

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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