AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for BMW 318ti

BMW 318ti AC Compressor Replacement costs $1263 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$1217 to $1367
Labor: $154 -$304
Parts: $1063
Average Dealer price
$2331 to 2480
Average Shop price
$1512 to 1646
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1996 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1415.23Shop/Dealer Price$1799.10 - $2733.44
1997 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1281.97Shop/Dealer Price$1620.13 - $2508.23
1995 BMW 318tiL4-1.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1393.97Shop/Dealer Price$1772.68 - $2691.20
1999 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1281.97Shop/Dealer Price$1620.04 - $2508.07
1998 BMW 318tiL4-1.9LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1303.23Shop/Dealer Price$1646.49 - $2550.37
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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 Freon 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.

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