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#1 Old 08-18-2013, 02:31 PM
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A/C drier/filter/compressor replacement

I have a 2004 Sienna AWD Limited. The bearing in the A/C compressor has gone bad so it's time to replace the compressor. When I purchased the compressor it was recommended to me to replace the drier/filter at the same time. The problem is, I can't figure out where it's located. I think it's located behind the bumper cover somewhere but I can't see anything that looks like a filter compartment through the grill. My radiator also needs to be replaced because it's leaking. I believe the radiator replacement requires the removal of the front bumper cover also. I can do both repairs at the same time if they both require the bumper cover to be removed. Can anyone tell me the procedure for either one of these repairs?

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Looks like you have to take out radiator etc to get to the compressor (see my post re radiator removal) , once you do all the radiator removals the A/C stuff should be obvious, the dryer asm appears to be mounted inside a tube attached to the side of the A/C radiator.
This job doesn't look simple, good luck and let us know how it goes! Andy
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