LOCATION OF AC ACCUMULATOR...

  • Tiny
  • Ben Lee
  • 2001 Honda Accord
  • 130,000 miles

I am replacing the AC discharge hose (hose between compressor and condenser) as well as replacing both schrader valves in my empty AC system. I would like to also replace the accumulator for good measure, but after taking a look under the hood I can't find where it is. Does anyone have a diagram of the AC system for this year and model so I can know where the accumulator is.

Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 7:35 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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The Accumulator/Drier is in between the evaporator and compressor it looks like below

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 AT 10:52 AM
  • Tiny
  • Ben Lee
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Would you be able to tell me how many ounces of refrigerant this car's ac system takes and what type of ac oil.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 4:30 AM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Oil 8.6oz and Refrigerant 21-23oz

Note: Honda

On Harrison HD6/HT6 compressor, use PAG oil specified on underhood A/C specification label or A/C compressor label. On Keihin compressor, use SP-10 Oil (Part No. 38897-P13-A01AH). On Nippondenso compressor, use DENSO ND-Oil 8 (Part No. 38897-PR7-A01AH or 38899-PR7-A01). On Zexel DKV-14D compressor, use AIPDN Oil (Part No. 2-90188-301-0).

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 8:26 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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If you're just replacing a hose and a dryer you only want to add a couple ounces of oil, definitely not a full load. There is already a lot in the system.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 8:42 PM
  • Tiny
  • Ben Lee
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Thanks so much for the info

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:54 PM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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You're welcome

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 7:51 PM
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  • djcl
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N some hondas the dryer is mounted to the condencer or its part of the condencer.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 8:53 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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[quote]N some hondas the dryer is mounted to the condencer or its part of the condencer.[/Quote]
Not this old

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 8:56 PM
  • Tiny
  • Ben Lee
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Oh, and I found the sticker under the hood that shows that the type of oil to be used should be genuine Honda synthetic AC oil. Do you think that is necessary, or would PAG46 be ok since I will only be putting in half an ounce (according to my service manual for changing the dryer).

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 10:25 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Here's what the service manual says
Refrigerant oil
Type DENSO: ND-OIL 8 (P/N 38897-PR7-A01AH or 38899-PR7-A01)

Now, can you use PAG48? Technically, no but I'm sure there are a bunch of shops doing just that and getting away with it.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 10:38 PM

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