AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Audi S5

Audi S5 AC Compressor Replacement costs $1540 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$1524 to $1697
Labor: $812 -$928
Parts: $712 -$769
Average Dealer price
$2504 to 2618
Average Shop price
$1857 to 1928
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2008 Audi S5V8-4.2LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1581.70Shop/Dealer Price$2195.21 - $3088.30
2012 Audi S5V8-4.2LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1628.09Shop/Dealer Price$2255.19 - $3184.56
2011 Audi S5V8-4.2LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1567.46Shop/Dealer Price$2178.11 - $3061.04
2009 Audi S5V8-4.2LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1567.46Shop/Dealer Price$2178.71 - $3062.09
2010 Audi S5V8-4.2LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1581.70Shop/Dealer Price$2195.54 - $3088.87
Show example Audi S5 AC Compressor Replacement prices
i
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Parts required for a Audi S5 AC Compressor Replacement

Meet some of our expert Audi mechanics

Real customer reviews from Audi owners like you.

471 reviews
Peter
38 years of experience
Very professional and listened to what I had to say. Most mechanics don"t listen to what the customer has to say. Was early for the appointment and did a complete check on the vehicle.
2005 AUDI TT - SMELL OF OIL IN CAR INSPECTION
Want Peter's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
286 reviews
Dave
18 years of experience
Awesome person. Right from the beginning you just feel the good vibes. Very knowledgable and cares about the customer.
1998 AUDI A4 QUATTRO - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON INSPECTION
Want Dave's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
248 reviews
Stefan
12 years of experience
Got the job done on time. Explained some issues that he found very well. Did a good job and seemed thorough. He made some good recommendations.
2001 AUDI A6 QUATTRO - 100,000 MILES MAINTENANCE SERVICE
Want Stefan's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
57 reviews
Dwight
27 years of experience
Dwight was able to reset my Brake Pad Warning Indicator Light successfully after the previous mechanic was unable to. Learned a lot about my car during the service visit as well. Highly recommend!
2006 AUDI A8 QUATTRO - RESET INDICATOR LIGHTS
Want Dwight's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!

All about AC Compressor Replacement

An AC system has many components: compressor, condenser, receiver dryer, evaporator, and hoses. The compressor, the “heart” of the car’s air conditioning system works like a pump taking refrigerant, (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars) and pressurizing it, passing it along to the evaporator. The AC compressor has several moving parts (including pistons and valves). These internal parts can fail, causing the AC compressor to stop working. It is common for the internal parts of the compressor to come apart and disperse metallic debris throughout the system. Consequently, it is a requirement to replace the orifice tube and the receiver dryer when replacing the compressor since some of the debris may have ended up there. For an AC compressor to work, it needs a clutch, bearing, and an electrical connector. The clutch is driven by a drive/serpentine belt, which engages the compressor when you switch on the AC. The clutch can burn or the bearing can fail. If the bearing or clutch have failed, it is recommended that the compressor be replaced. Sometimes replacing the entire compressor with a remanufactured one can be cheaper than replacing an individual clutch or bearings. It is also common for the seals in the AC compressor to go bad. The compressor may start leaking refrigerant and/or the AC oil. If the seals no longer hold, you will need a new compressor, as the seals cannot be replaced. A compressor may also fail if there is sludge or debris in the air conditioning system. If there is sludge or debris, the hoses, evaporator, and condenser should be flushed to get rid of the contaminants. When it is not possible to flush the parts, you may need to replace those parts.

AC Compressor Replacement Estimates for Popular Audi Models