View Full Version : a/c drier?

07-05-2006, 01:38 AM
i have a 1994 tbird sc. i am replacing the compressor as it locked up. i need to find a drier/accumulator part number. the ones i have found do not have the hose already connected to them? it looks like a factory clamp on the hose that is not made to be removed? does any one know a part # for the one with the hose already connected. any ideas would help. thanks

07-05-2006, 08:22 AM
I found one at Advanced Auto Parts that is a Motorcraft item. It was about $140. Although they didn't show a pic of that particular item, they did show picks for earlier years and they had the hose attached. As I recall, part number was YF2729, but I don't know if that is their number of Motorcraft???

In either case, you can buy the hose and do it yourself. Ideal makes special clamps for A/C system applications. They are heavier than a typical hose clamp, I think they're stainless and they have a finger that places the clamp in the proper location for you. Also, most NAPA stores have the machine to custom make the hose for you.

Hope this helps!

07-05-2006, 02:42 PM
Better check your cars born on date. My 94 has no hose attatched to the accumulator that is not held on by a springlock fitting. Does your drier have a factory made R134a fitting made into it or does it have an adapter screwed on it? If the fitting is screwed on it is a 93 or older drier. 1994 was the first year for R134a. Check around and see if you have a distributor for Air-Pro products in your area theyhave proper driers for these cars a lot cheaper than $140.00.:)

07-11-2006, 06:41 PM
I just did a gutted the a/c and replaced the condensor, accumulator, and hose assembly. When ordering all the parts online I got a new dryer/accumulator and when it arrived. It turned out to be the wrong dryer/accumulator. Anyways I paided $15 for it and I think it is for a 92-94 SC. Send me a pic so I can see if it is the right one. If so it is yours if you pay for the shipping. I have no use for it and like garsc said you can get them cheaper on the net. Let me know if you want it.