Audi Coupe Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(2,406)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(2,406)

Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement Service

How much does a Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Audi Coupe Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement is $119 with $24 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1982 Audi CoupeL5-2.2LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$163.87Shop/Dealer Price$193.59 - $243.38
1983 Audi CoupeL5-2.2LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$143.87Shop/Dealer Price$173.62 - $223.43
1987 Audi CoupeL5-2.2LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$176.37Shop/Dealer Price$214.25 - $288.43
1985 Audi CoupeL5-2.2LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$176.37Shop/Dealer Price$214.21 - $288.36
1984 Audi CoupeL5-2.2LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$143.87Shop/Dealer Price$173.65 - $223.48
1986 Audi CoupeL5-2.2LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$176.37Shop/Dealer Price$214.25 - $288.43
1987 Audi CoupeL5-2.3LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$181.37Shop/Dealer Price$219.01 - $293.01
1981 Audi CoupeL5-2.2LService typeCar AC Receiver Dryer ReplacementEstimate$148.87Shop/Dealer Price$179.04 - $229.15
Show example Audi Coupe Car AC Receiver Dryer Replacement prices

What is the AC Receiver Dryer all about?

The AC receiver drier is a device that only appears in air conditioning systems that employ expansion valves. The cylindrical component is found between the condenser outlet and the expansion valve inlet.

To understand what an AC receiver drier does, one must have a basic understanding how their car’s air conditioner works. Yes, it transforms hot air to cold. But there’s more to it. It does so by circulating a refrigerant that changes phase from liquid to gas and back again when forced through the system. The cold liquid refrigerant is squeezed through an evaporator, removing heat from air pulled in from the car’s cabin. Once cooled and dried, a blower pushes the air back out into the car. The warmed and vaporized refrigerant circulates through a compressor, where the vapor is cooled and transformed back into a liquid. And the process is repeated, over and over again, until you shut the AC off.

Th receiver drier serves as a filter to remove any moisture and contaminants that get into the AC system during this process. ACR Drier has three parts:

  • The Container: Acts as a temporary storage for oil and refrigerant during periods of low cooling demand.
  • The Desiccant Sack: Usually filled with silica gel, it removes moisture from the refrigerant. It also traps other debris, preventing clogs.
  • Inlet / Outlet: Allows the continuing flow of refrigerant around the system.

Keep in mind:

  • Think of the receiver drier in the same vein as you would fuel, oil, or an air filter: it is strictly a disposable. By that, we mean that it’s a necessity that can be easily replaced at a relatively affordable cost to you.
  • Receiver driers rarely fail on their own. When a failure does occur, however, it is usually due either to clogging from debris inside the AC system (like from a failing or failed compressor), or that the desiccant bag has broken open, allowing it to circulate throughout the system, mixing with the refrigerant and lubricant.

How it's done:

  • The A/C system refrigerant is removed
  • The A/C receiver drier is removed and replaced with a new one
  • The A/C system is evacuated for 30 minutes
  • The A/C system is recharged with the proper amount of refrigerant
  • The system is checked for proper operation

Our recommendation:

The receiver drier must be changed each time your mechanic opens the system for service. Most compressor warranties require it. At the very least, it should be replaced every three years.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the AC Receiver Dryer?

  • Unusual sounds while the system is running
  • Wide variances in cabin air temperature

How important is this service?

Moisture kills an air conditioning system. Once inside, it combines with refrigerant, forming hydrochloric acid, which is extremely corrosive to metal components. So replacing the receiver drier is essential when servicing the air conditioner. If you replace any component of the system you must also replace the receiver drier. If you do not, there could be serious damage to the other parts of the system, which could be very costly in the long run.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Audi mechanics

Real customer reviews from Audi owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(2,406)

Rating Summary
2,233
85
19
12
57
2,233
85
19
12
57

Bryan

5 years of experience
64 reviews
Bryan
5 years of experience
Audi A3 Quattro L4-2.0L Turbo - Oil Change - Los Angeles, California
Bryan is great! Super polite, professional, knowledgeable and helpful!

H

26 years of experience
828 reviews
H
26 years of experience
Audi A4 L4-1.8L Turbo - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Palo Alto, California
Great service, super honest and excellent feedback and willingness to explain. Highly recommended.

Robert

31 years of experience
641 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Audi A4 L4-2.0L Turbo - Battery - Cupertino, California
Showed up on time and was finished within 30 minutes.

Dameron

17 years of experience
175 reviews
Dameron
17 years of experience
Audi A4 Quattro V6-3.0L - Oil Change - Indianapolis, Indiana
Friendly service

Excellent Rating

(2,406)

Rating Summary
2,233
85
19
12
57
2,233
85
19
12
57
Number of Audi services completed
26466+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Audi MECHANICS
700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Long Does a Gas Cap Last?
The The fuel that resides in your gas tank is used to power your vehicle and to supply the material needed for the combustion process. Making sure that the gas in the tank stays at the right consistency is important...
How to Get a Mississippi Driver's Permit
Mississippi Mississippi is one of many states that uses a graduated driver’s license program. This program requires all new drivers under 18 years old to begin driving under supervision, in order to practice safe driving before getting their full driver’s...
How to Choose a Car Insurance Company
Getting auto insurance is not one of the most fun aspects of owning a car, but it is one of the most important. Auto insurance is incredibly vital, as it can save you large amounts of money and legal trouble...

Car overheated and now won't start

If you drove the car until it quit, it is quite possible that the engine is ruined. Overheating warps the block and heads, and the piston rings lose their spring tension. Every time I have tried to patch together an...

Car starting, idling, and then stalling

Hello. If the engine will only run for a short period of time then it may have a failing fuel pump or an electrical issue. Being that you stripped out the fuel filter connections, the metal lines may need to...

When replacing the AC Compressor, do I need to replace both expansion valves as well or just the front

Hi there. Anytime you replace major air conditioning system components like the AC compressor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/ac-compressor-replacement), it's recommended to purchase all supporting hardware and replace it at the same time. AC works as a series of individual components working efficiently together...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com