Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for BMW 325xi

BMW 325xi Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $902 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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2003 BMW 325xiL6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$848.85Shop/Dealer Price$1095.86 - $1585.35
2002 BMW 325xiL6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$847.75Shop/Dealer Price$1095.02 - $1584.09
2005 BMW 325xiL6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$847.75Shop/Dealer Price$1094.68 - $1583.48
2006 BMW 325xiL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1385.64Shop/Dealer Price$1779.18 - $2621.45
2004 BMW 325xiL6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$857.93Shop/Dealer Price$1107.30 - $1603.66
2001 BMW 325xiL6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$857.93Shop/Dealer Price$1107.17 - $1603.44
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Parts required for a BMW 325xi Car AC Compressor Replacement

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Chet
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Chet has been servicing my car for a couple of times now. I have a problem with my "service engine soon" that keeps coming on. Chet has my car working much better now and he has come back to "fix the problem with the engine light on again and see what else it may require." He fixed some other things I needed, but the light remains on still. He said and assured me that if anything goes bad I can phone him. My runs a lot better, but these darn cars! Who knows! I know my car will require more things down the line after the holidays, so I am paying attention to the signs... Thank you!
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16 years of experience
What a great guy. He was very professional and went out of his way to make me understand the car and what was going on. I will definitely be a repeat customers.
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Great service from Shaun. On time, clean and professional.
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All about Car 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.

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