AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Cadillac Fleetwood

Cadillac Fleetwood AC Compressor Replacement costs $594 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$589 to $636
Labor: $203 -$248
Parts: $386 -$388
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$1042 to 1064
Average Shop price
$724 to 743
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1985 Cadillac FleetwoodV8-4.1LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$635.91Shop/Dealer Price$819.41 - $1192.67
1994 Cadillac FleetwoodV8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$612.45Shop/Dealer Price$788.85 - $1151.47
1996 Cadillac FleetwoodV8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$612.45Shop/Dealer Price$788.62 - $1151.07
1995 Cadillac FleetwoodV8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$612.45Shop/Dealer Price$788.73 - $1151.25
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I made an appt. for Tien to come by and replace the fuel pump for my no start diagnosed by him through the inspection I had a few weeks earlier. Tien got to work on the car immediately on arrival. As in many if not all jobs, it turned out to be a more complicated than expected. In the process of changing the fuel pump, he discovered that the new fuel pump was slightly different than the one being replaced and the wiring would need to be adjusted somehow to be able to use the new one. It was amazing to see as he used his knowlege and experience to make the necessary adjustments to make the part work! He could have taken the "shortcut way" which a lot of mechanics would have done. When he removed the old fuel pump, it seems that only the fuel hose part was damaged beyond repair, but the rest of the unit was intact and probably still working. He could have maybe just changed the hose part and left the rest of the old unit as is, but decided to replace the whole unit if he could, pending the wiring adjustment mentioned above. Thanks Tien for a great job highly recommend you to everyone!
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He did a great job. Very thorough.
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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 Freon 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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