AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for BMW 525i

BMW 525i AC Compressor Replacement costs $1034 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$655 to $1731
Labor: $266 -$472
Parts: $389 -$1259
Average Dealer price
$1131 to 3067
Average Shop price
$803 to 2065
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
2007 BMW 525iL6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1415.94Shop/Dealer Price$1811.06 - $2699.12
2003 BMW 525iL6-2.5LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$916.49Shop/Dealer Price$1184.16 - $1711.44
2006 BMW 525iL6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1396.48Shop/Dealer Price$1786.95 - $2660.57
1991 BMW 525iL6-2.5LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$825.43Shop/Dealer Price$1078.92 - $1501.03
2001 BMW 525iL6-2.5LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$927.44Shop/Dealer Price$1197.36 - $1732.48
1993 BMW 525iL6-2.5LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$833.21Shop/Dealer Price$1088.13 - $1515.68
2005 BMW 525iL6-2.5LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1632.97Shop/Dealer Price$2071.84 - $3169.92
2002 BMW 525iL6-2.5LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$916.49Shop/Dealer Price$1184.14 - $1711.40
Show example BMW 525i AC Compressor Replacement prices
i
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Parts required for a BMW 525i AC Compressor Replacement

$34 to $54
$300 to $1188

Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

395 reviews
Tien
18 years of experience
I want only Tien to work on my vintage BMW. He really knows the car.
2003 BMW 525I - POWER STEERING FLUID SERVICE
Want Tien's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
286 reviews
Dave
18 years of experience
Excellent customer service.
2007 BMW 525I - VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACEMENT
Want Dave's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
268 reviews
Richard
16 years of experience
GOOD job will use richard for now on for repair work and service i was told this by my wife.
2003 BMW 525I - ENGINE MOUNT REPLACEMENT (SIDE)
Want Richard's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
87 reviews
Manuel
27 years of experience
Very nice and convenient service. Manual was courteous and did a great job!! Will definitely book him again. Thanks!
2005 BMW 525I - OIL CHANGE
Want Manuel'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 BMW Models