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Component location?

orville on Sun June 29, 2008 12:35 PM User is offline

Year: 2006
Make: Pontiac
Model: Grand Prix
Engine Size: 3800sc
Refrigerant Type: 134A


I have installed an a/c system from a wrecked 2006 Grand Prix in a custom vehicle and
need to know if there is a receiver/drier and where it's located. The condenser and the
lines connected to it were destroyed in the donor. My Helm manual doesn't reference a
drier; only a filter.

Info will be appreciated.

TRB on Sun June 29, 2008 7:28 PM User is offlineView users profile

I can't find a listing for one or does it show up in my Mitchell information. I going to say maybe for the first time it may not have one. It's an expansion block system with an in-line filter. Maybe GMTech and enlighten us both on this.

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Chick on Sun June 29, 2008 8:58 PM User is offlineView users profile

It may possibly be built into the condenser, as the below pic shows.. A lot of cars are using them these days, you can tell by one side of the condenser being "fat" and an "allen" key in the bottom plug..Hope this helps..


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TRB on Sun June 29, 2008 9:01 PM User is offlineView users profile

I was thinking the same thing but could not verify it.

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Chick on Sun June 29, 2008 9:05 PM User is offlineView users profile

Our man GM tech will know for sure, this pic is from a Japanense car...

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orville on Mon June 30, 2008 5:43 PM User is offline

Thanks for the replies, gives me something to consider.

If it turns out that the drier/desiccant is housed in the condenser, could I substitute inline
the drier for another make as well as an after market filter?

Edited: Thu July 03, 2008 at 11:23 AM by orville

orville on Thu July 03, 2008 11:49 AM User is offline

Here's a schema ot the 06 GP a/c routing kindly given to me by the parts man at GM.



What looks like a tube attached to the condenser probably contains the desiccant/drier,
which must be an integral, unaccessible part of the condenser, since there is no parts
listing for a separate desiccant replacement part.

Sorry about the blank posts - still learning.


Edited: Thu July 03, 2008 at 11:56 AM by Automotive Air Conditioning Information Moderator

Chick on Thu July 03, 2008 1:31 PM User is offlineView users profile

That would be it on the left side of the condenser, notice how round and wide it is? Just like the pic I posted above..The disicants are usually replaceable on those, thru the bottom, also shown..Hope this helps..

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orville on Fri July 04, 2008 8:58 AM User is offline

The condenser you pictured, from what make/model is it?
If it's small enough I could use it in my vehicle.

Chick on Fri July 04, 2008 9:19 AM User is offlineView users profile

Thought it was a Toyota or Honda, went back and found it was out of an 01 Chrysler Sebring Coupe..Don't have an overall size pic though..Hope this helps..

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