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2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

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2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

Post by maverick455 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:18 am

I am trying to locate the Air Conditioning Receiver Drier on a 2010 XC70. I don't see it anywhere under the hood. Anyone know where it is located?



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Re: 2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

Post by Steve H » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:29 pm

Inside a tube portion of the AC condenser.
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Re: 2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

Post by maverick455 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:16 pm

Thank you for replying. So the whole condenser must be replaced?



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Re: 2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

Post by jimmy57 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:54 pm

No, the drier is serviced with a kit with desiccant insert and o ring to seal the access plug.
I have used the Four Seasons one from Rock Auto and from local auto store.
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Re: 2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

Post by pgill » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:10 am

For my 2010 S80 3.2 the dryer is a desiccant bag inside the condenser.

It comes in a sealed aluminium Mylar bag and it only has a 1 year shelf life.

Don't open the Mylar Bag until you are ready to install the desiccant in the condenser.

The cap that holds the bag in place uses a Torx T-70 fastener.

I didn't check but I would think that the XC70 uses the same configuration

This is what I bought

GENUINE VOLVO 30776238 Receiver Drier Insert

If I had to do it again I would also replace the plastic cap with the O-rings and filter screen at the same time (I don't have the part number handy)

Note: to replace the desiccant bag you need to lift the radiator and Fan and then lower the cross-member under the radiator. This will expose the plastic cap with the T-70 that needs to be removed. Also don't forget to remove the R134a first.



Item #2 and #3

These are what I would replace

To remove the old bag you just need needle nose pliers or small fingers

The Bag fits inside the condenser, picture not to scale.

Dessicant.jpg

Good Luck

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Re: 2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

Post by maverick455 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:47 am

I am replacing a bad compressor. When I purchased the new compressor, I also bought a Drier, but unfortunately got the wrong type (can type). I'm thinking since the compressor was bad, I probably should flush the system. I've read that the newer type condenser can't be flushed and should be replaced if the compressor goes bad . Any opinions on flushing the A/C system and the necessity of replacing the condenser on a Volvo would be appreciated.



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Re: 2010 XC70 A/C Receiver Drier Location

Post by pgill » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:31 pm

When I replaced the Compressor on my 2010 S80 I also replaced the desiccant bag because I read that a clogged desiccant bag can negatively affect performance of the AC system.

And I read about flushing the system but I decided not to.

But I did carefully follow the instructions on the compressor to spin the drive pulley so that the oil would circulate prior to use.

It works fine so far

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