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Old 08-03-2016, 09:31 AM   #15
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Should I have them replace the accumulator/drier? My system has been opened twice with the previous repairs and I don't think the drier was serviced.

Is the drier on our coaches near the firewall?
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If you are going to a true AC technician, they will replace the drier. It is cheap insurance. In the mean time if it were me, I would get a kit at auto store and recharge. Don't over charge. Use some gas with lubricant in it.
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Should I have them replace the accumulator/drier? My system has been opened twice with the previous repairs and I don't think the drier was serviced.

Is the drier on our coaches near the firewall?
Replacing the drier when the system is opened is cheap insurance. The desiccant in my dryer opened causing the pellets to contaminate my system. They're only about $40-.

The location of my dryer is next to the hydraulic reservoir in the engine bay. I moved mine to the front of the coach next to the evaporator. I replaced all my fittings with new ones after I flushed the entire system.

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If in engine end it could be to compressor dryer or opposite end.

If going to CC they may know.

Maybe take a few photos and supply t ht e vin or coach number and see if t HF en can determine this remotely.

It could be a short hose but luck usually is not so good.

Also consider looking at different types of hose end fittings as the pressure may be upto 400 psi that is low for possible hose pressures.

There may be a barbed fitting with band clamp like water hose screw type or pex crimp type that may offer a good connection.

Look for markings on the hose and you may get lucky.
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If there is still a fair amount pressure in the system I would suggest you squirt some soap bubbles on the suspected fitting that should tell you if that is the location of the current leak. It is quite possible the leak is else ware . A good source of bubbles is the stuff kids use to blow bubbles not dish wash detergent.
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If there is still a fair amount pressure in the system I would suggest you squirt some soap bubbles on the suspected fitting that should tell you if that is the location of the current leak. It is quite possible the leak is else ware . A good source of bubbles is the stuff kids use to blow bubbles not dish wash detergent.
I am taking it to Thermo King. They are specialists and they can do the leak diagnostics. When the last fix was done, the shop put dye in the system. The suspect fitting was covered with the lime green dye.


My guess is both of the previous shops making this repair merely shoved a new barbed fitting into the same hose. The hose is scored or otherwise compromised internally and the connection eventually leaks.
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