Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for BMW 328i xDrive

BMW 328i xDrive Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1219 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$969 to $1358
Labor: $406 -$464
Parts: $563 -$894
Average Dealer price
$1665 to 2328
Average Shop price
$1187 to 1601
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2010 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1372.33Shop/Dealer Price$1761.29 - $2596.57
2012 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1003.05Shop/Dealer Price$1300.38 - $1859.23
2009 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1354.45Shop/Dealer Price$1739.18 - $2561.24
2011 BMW 328i xDriveL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1354.45Shop/Dealer Price$1739.39 - $2561.61
Show example BMW 328i xDrive Car AC Compressor Replacement prices

Parts required for a BMW 328i xDrive Car AC Compressor Replacement

Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

450 reviews
Ben
36 years of experience
Overall experience is just okay; however, I felt a sense of hustle and hurry in order to move to next (appointment? maybe, i just didn't know). The core work was done; however, like this one, the dashboard indicator lights was not set off while I was told by the technician that it was all done. I knew that it took a while for him to work on the indicator..Anyway, the dashboard light (break wear indicator light) was still not set off which should be done while replacing the pad and sensor. While there maybe other things that I would complain about, I will keep that off the line at this review for this task.
2009 BMW 328I - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (REAR)
Want Ben's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
282 reviews
Mark
6 years of experience
He is awesome! We will move our schedule around just so only Mark works on our car!
1999 BMW 323I - BRAKE LIGHT IS NOT WORKING INSPECTION
Want Mark's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
256 reviews
Jay
32 years of experience
Real professional. Kept me in the loop during the initial inspection and during the repairs. Real good feeling and confidence in him and his service. Highly recommend and would call upon again.
2004 BMW Z4 - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
Want Jay's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
119 reviews
Adam
12 years of experience
Exceeded all expectations. First class young man. I will do business in the future and request him as the mechanic for any future business.
2003 BMW 325I - WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT
Want Adam's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!

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.

Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimates for Popular BMW Models