AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Chevrolet C3500

Chevrolet C3500 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
1999 Chevrolet C3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$481.05Shop/Dealer Price$593.87 - $850.63
2000 Chevrolet C3500V8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$503.39Shop/Dealer Price$620.80 - $877.82
1999 Chevrolet C3500V8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$475.39Shop/Dealer Price$586.85 - $839.41
1997 Chevrolet C3500V8-7.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$474.21Shop/Dealer Price$585.43 - $837.15
1998 Chevrolet C3500V8-7.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$479.85Shop/Dealer Price$592.39 - $848.28
2000 Chevrolet C3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$481.05Shop/Dealer Price$593.85 - $850.61
1996 Chevrolet C3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$481.26Shop/Dealer Price$594.34 - $851.43
1997 Chevrolet C3500V8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$474.21Shop/Dealer Price$585.48 - $837.24
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Isai was able to arrive early and called to see if that would be ok. He arrived and promptly got to work on what initially appeared to be a computer issue. After some checking, it did appear to be a problem with one of the computers, but I don't think he was convinced. He did some more checking in the engine compartment and found the problem ... a connector had become disconnected ...voila!!! Great guy! Great service! Thank you very much, Isai!
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Jason
19 years of experience
Jason did a wonderful job. He was prompt, and explained each step of the repair process. Once the job was completed, he made sure the thermostat functioned properly and that we were free of leaks. I was also impressed by the cleanliness of the work area.
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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 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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