Volvo S70 Made from 1998 to 2000, this sporty model replaced the 850 sedan and instantly became a hit.

Receiver/Drier alignment problem

Old 01-24-2017, 11:10 PM
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Hi all,
I have just replaced the Receiver/Drier on my 1998 V70. As others have experienced, it took a huge amount of effort to undo the hose to the compressor (plus whacked knuckles).

When I installed the new one, with new O-rings, I found that I could not tighten it enough so that it was aligned with the pipe to the evaporator. Indeed, it was 180degrees out. I tried twisting it but the twist in the compressor hose was very bad and I would not want to run it like that.

So, I had no option other than to back off the nutshalf a turn so that things fitted.

However, it seems that this is possibly leaking and that the nuts probably have to be tight given how the O-rings sit.

Could someone confirm whether or not the nuts have to be super tight? I am assuming yes but would be comforted to know this was not the case.

Anyone else had the experience of it not lining up? My V70 is a RHD but I think the receiver drier is at the front right on either LHD or RHD so presumably the part numbers are the same?


Last edited by doggy; 01-24-2017 at 11:11 PM. Reason: typo- two RHDs
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