Spectra Premium® 0233178 - A/C Accumulator

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Spectra Premium Repair Parts

A/C Accumulator (0233178) by Spectra Premium®. The accumulator protects the A/C system from moisture to prevent corrosion and the formation of sludge, both of which can destroy the system from the inside. To provide a precise fit and excellent performance, this A/C accumulator is manufactured under ISO 9001 | TS 16949 certified quality systems and 100% product performance tested.

Features:

  • 100% product performance tested
  • Extensive line coverage to both foreign and domestic vehicles
  • Development policies in place to ensure all compressor applications offered also to have the accumulator-drier available as well
  • Manufacturing to ensure proper fit and function upon installation
  • Built to meet or exceed manufacturer's specifications
  • Packaged to ensure product quality at installation
  • Perfect fit guarantee
  • Product manufactured under ISO 9001 / TS 16949 certified quality systems
  • One year warranty

When moisture is present in an A/C system, it can cause a tremendous amount of damage. Mixing with the refrigerant, it is transformed into acid and becomes a sludge when mixing with the refrigerant oil. While the acid rots the system from inside, the sludge will cause blockage and won't lubricate the compressor properly causing noisy operation and failure. That is why it is so important to ensure that there is no moisture inside the A/C system. As moisture is always present in the air and will enter the A/C system with it, an accumulator is installed in the system to absorb assembly line moisture. The accumulator should be replaced any time the system has been left open for a length of time and when the system is opened to replace other major A/C components.

This Spectra Premium A/C Accumulator is designed to ensure that there is no moisture inside your A/C system to ensure long service life. The product is manufactured to ISO 9001 / TS 16949 certified quality standards, and that ensures its high quality and superior durability. To guarantee its proper operation, this A/C accumulator is 100% product performance tested. Perfect fit is guaranteed and backed by a 1-year warranty.

Spectra Premium® was founded in 1989 and grew into one of the leading manufacturers of radiators, heaters, condensers, oil pans, filler necks, fuel tanks, etc. for passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles. With its 17 locations and 1200 employees, the company exceeds the highest expectations of its clients by employing strategies of continuous improvement, progressive engineering, and product validation to the manufacture of its products. Spectra Premium has quality certifications such as ISO 9001:2008 | FM 65146, ISO/TS-16949:2009 | TS506759, ISO 14001:2004 | CA05/3605/E, and ISO 9001:2008 | FM 70893 that cover design and manufacture of fuel system, oil pan and radiator components as well as aluminum radiators and tooling for the automotive and heavy duty markets.

Part Number:
0233178
UPC:
671607160710

Warranty Information

Spectra Premium warrants its climate control products, new or remanufactured, to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period determined in this warranty from the date of installation or date of purchase. The sole liability of Spectra Premium, under this warranty, is to replace or repair such climate control products following its return to Spectra Premium or Spectra Premium’s authorised dealers, together with the original invoice for the climate control product.

This warranty covers any climate control products furnished from Spectra Premium but does not include labour of any kind or materials not furnished by Spectra Premium or any charge for any such labour or materials.

This warranty does not apply to any equipment which has been repaired or altered outside the factories of Spectra Premium Industries in any way so as, in the judgement of Spectra Premium to affect the stability of the product.

This warranty does not apply to products which have been subjected to misuse, negligence, and / or operating conditions in excess of those for which such equipment was designed and / or deemed defective by Spectra Premium as a result of the physical or chemical effects of water, steam or other liquids, gases or agents present in the system operating environment of the equipment or the failure of the vehicle warning system.

Warranty Coverage

  • Compressors for passenger cars and light duty vehicles are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
  • Condensers are covered for a period of 2 years or 24,000 miles / 40,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
  • Heater cores are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
  • Evaporators are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
  • Blower motors are covered for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles / 20,000 Km, whichever comes first, from the date of installation
  • Equipment and service items are covered for a period of 120 days
  • Fluorescent and electronic leak detectors, electronic thermometers are covered for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase
  • All other Climate Control products are covered for a period of 120 days

The warranty for compressors will be denied if the following conditions are not followed (refer to compressor literature in box):

1. R-134a is the only approved refrigerant for all Spectra Premium compressors. Use of any other refrigerant will void the warranty.

2. The accumulator / filter drier must be replaced in conjunction with a compressor and/or condenser replacement.

3. The compressor clutch air gap must be verified prior to installation on the vehicle (refer to OEM specifications).

4. The specific and proper type of oil (see manufacturer’s specifications) should be inserted through the suction port of the compressor or oil plug. With the help of a spanner wrench turn the compressor shaft (not the clutch) 10 to15 times to help properly distribute the oil throughout the compressor and prevent hydraulic lockup.

5. The A/C system must be held under vacuum for a minimum of 45 minutes.

6. The fan clutch or radiator fan motor must be checked for proper operation.

7. For applications using an orifice tube or liquid line containing an orifice tube, the orifice tube must be replaced (installation of an orifice tube repair kit is also valid).

8. If the system has an expansion device (expansion valve) the technician must inspect and clean the filter screen or replace the valve if necessary.

9. The A/C system must be flushed with an approved flushing solvent. The only accepted option to flushing is the installation of an in-line filter or compressor suction screen (providing the refrigerant oil is not contaminated).

10. Condenser and radiator airflow must be cleared of any obstruction or restrictions. Clean and realign bent fins. The technician may need to replace the condenser in specific applications or situations (refer to compressor literature in box).

11. Spectra Premium requests that all parallel flow condensers be replaced when a compressor fails (the condenser design prevents a thorough cleaning and debris will cause system restrictions).

Replacement or repair of the climate control product by Spectra Premium shall be the only remedy available to a purchase under this warranty. Spectra Premium shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages of any kind resulting from the use or misuse of these or other products.

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act:
Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) Learn More

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