Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Chevrolet C3500

Chevrolet C3500 Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $434 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$384 to $515
Labor: $161 -$232
Parts: $223 -$283
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$660 to 836
Average Shop price
$471 to 596
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1993 Chevrolet C3500V8-6.2L DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$402.19Shop/Dealer Price$495.89 - $701.83
1993 Chevrolet C3500V8-5.7LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$397.73Shop/Dealer Price$490.47 - $693.18
1998 Chevrolet C3500V8-7.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$474.21Shop/Dealer Price$585.38 - $837.06
1998 Chevrolet C3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$474.21Shop/Dealer Price$585.43 - $837.15
1996 Chevrolet C3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$479.85Shop/Dealer Price$592.39 - $848.28
1994 Chevrolet C3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$416.91Shop/Dealer Price$513.67 - $722.32
1999 Chevrolet C3500V8-5.7LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$482.47Shop/Dealer Price$595.85 - $853.84
1997 Chevrolet C3500V8-7.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$474.21Shop/Dealer Price$585.48 - $837.24
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Robert
27 years of experience
quick and easy.....just the way I like it. Just wish you had the part in stock so it could have been done a day earlier.
2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - PARKING BRAKE RELEASE CABLE REPLACEMENT
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Carlos
7 years of experience
10 stars... Great guy... Professional .. Knows his stuff.... The best!!!!
2000 CHEVROLET C3500 - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
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Hollis
25 years of experience
Awesome experience. I thought I needed a new radiator because another mechanic had told me the hoses were fine. Hollis immediately noticed a problem with a hose and only replaced the hose. Excellent experience.
2007 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 1500 - RADIATOR HOSE REPLACEMENT (UPPER)
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Deuwn
15 years of experience
This was the first time I used this service. Deuwn was very courteous and knowledgeable. He came actually earlier than expected and did a thorough inspection and the price was way less than what I thought it would be. Will definitely use this service again.
1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - CAR IS OVERHEATING INSPECTION
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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.

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