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How do I access the A/C drier to change it? Do I have to remove the cooling fan so there is room to move it forward?
 

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How do I access the A/C drier to change it? Do I have to remove the cooling fan so there is room to move it forward?
I am in the same boat. I have the Jag engine and need to replace the drier after putting in a new compressor but cannot find it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

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Probably should have put that I have an 06. Temecula, did you put the new compressor in yourself?
 

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On mine the dryer is built into the end of the condenser, it's not a separate part.... Maybe the later one is the same...
 

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Probably should have put that I have an 06. Temecula, did you put the new compressor in yourself?
Yes I did. Not so much a hard job, just tedious. Much better if I had smaller arms and not 106 degrees. :)
 

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On mine the dryer is built into the end of the condenser, it's not a separate part.... Maybe the later one is the same...
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It seems to be pointing that direction since I cannot find it anywhere.
 

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It is part of the condenser but it's on the end of it down a tube. Problem is I can't get to the top of it to access the top of the tube.
 

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Maybe that is why they quoted me to replace the whole condenser itself since it will be easier.
 

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I doubt it's any easier. I think a lot of people go ahead and replace the condenser so they don't have to worry about any of the crap in the system coming back and ruining the new compressor.

Surely someone on here has replaced a drier and can help.
 

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The dryer is a sealed part of the condenser, you can't open it or take it off on it's own...
 

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I have the drier and the bag. Temecula, it looks like you have to take off the fan. In the picture Smiked posted it's just pushed forward some. I tried this but didn't have room to get it far enough to reach it. I think the fan was in the way. My son has two soccer games today but if I get time I'll try to get the fan off and let you know if that's enough.
 

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Smiked posted the correct procedure for removing it but go to the previous page. You do have to remove the fan to get it moved forward.
 

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it CAN be done without removing the viscous fan (APITA) just remove the top of the slam panel with the bonnet (hood) catches on.

the condenser can then be lifted straight up from the radpack , much quicker and easier on my 2007 s/c
 

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Dingg, I tried that but couldn't get it off. I removed every bolt I could. I'll try it again because it would make it easier. Thanks for letting us know!
 

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Haylands was correct. The drier is part of the condenser. Mine is actually welded shut at the top so there is no way in.
 

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If you look at the bottom , the drier is removed and replaced by removing the circlip that holds a tapered plug that has an o ring seal on it , you need to screw in a bolt into the top of the plug and use a pair of pliers with a sharp tap to remove the plug , or a slide hammer if you have one.
 
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