Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for BMW 525xi

BMW 525xi Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1249 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$1247 to $1299
Labor: $364 -$416
Parts: $883
Average Dealer price
$2250
Average Shop price
$1537
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
2006 BMW 525xiL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1318.65Shop/Dealer Price$1689.45 - $2504.54
2007 BMW 525xiL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1300.99Shop/Dealer Price$1668.00 - $2470.31
Show example BMW 525xi Car AC Compressor Replacement prices

Parts required for a BMW 525xi Car AC Compressor Replacement

Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

344 reviews
Robert
26 years of experience
Robert is right on the money in terms of finding out the problem on my car! Very honest and quick! The service to have my car looked at was for $95+. I gave him a bill and keep the change but instead, he gave me $20 back! He has provided me quote for the parts and labor, still cheap compare if I took my car to a dealership! Great service!!!
2001 BMW 525I - COOLANT IS LEAKING INSPECTION
Want Robert's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
184 reviews
Tom
37 years of experience
Very happy with my experience with YourMechanic and my mechanic Tom. The company kept me updated on my appointment and fees and Tom was friendly, did the work professionally and answered all my questions.
2002 BMW 325I - HEADLIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE HIGH BEAM, PASSENGER SIDE HIGH BEAM)
Want Tom's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
77 reviews
Richard
6 years of experience
He always does a great job
2007 BMW 328I - WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
Want Richard's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
44 reviews
Jared
11 years of experience
Jared was absolutely pleasant and nothing but helpful. If I have anymore car troubles I will definitely be coming back to him.
1992 BMW 325I - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
Want Jared'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