Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for BMW 528xi

BMW 528xi Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1568 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$1565 to $1639
Labor: $518 -$592
Parts: $1047
Average Dealer price
$2783
Average Shop price
$1926
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
2008 BMW 528xiL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1649.95Shop/Dealer Price$2120.97 - $3110.95
Show example BMW 528xi Car AC Compressor Replacement prices

Parts required for a BMW 528xi Car AC Compressor Replacement

Meet some of our expert BMW mechanics

Real customer reviews from BMW owners like you.

282 reviews
Mark
6 years of experience
Went the extra mile and cleaned up my tires.
2004 BMW 325I - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT, REAR)
Want Mark's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
65 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Very knowledgeable with a great work ethic. Will definitely use him again.
2012 BMW 535I - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
Want Anthony's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
61 reviews
Chad
11 years of experience
Great experience highly recommend him.
2008 BMW 135I - WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT
Want Chad'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