Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Chevrolet Cavalier

Chevrolet Cavalier Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $693 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$618 to $872
Labor: $343 -$440
Parts: $275 -$432
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$1005 to 1376
Average Shop price
$752 to 998
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1997 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$719.19Shop/Dealer Price$882.60 - $1193.14
1998 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$713.01Shop/Dealer Price$875.25 - $1181.43
1998 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.2LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$693.91Shop/Dealer Price$851.13 - $1142.81
2000 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.2LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$696.90Shop/Dealer Price$854.98 - $1148.99
1994 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.2LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$660.85Shop/Dealer Price$810.63 - $1089.94
2004 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.2LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$809.96Shop/Dealer Price$997.82 - $1401.39
1996 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.2LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$701.19Shop/Dealer Price$860.57 - $1157.96
2002 Chevrolet CavalierL4-2.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$688.00Shop/Dealer Price$845.14 - $1149.18
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19 years of experience
Russell was right on time and diagnosed the problem right away. He was very friendly, easy to communicate with. He took a good look at everything under the hood and made some recommendations which I will follow up on at a later appointment. I liked that he also took the time to tell me what was right and working well on my car. Since I'm a senior lady, I found this very reassuring. Looking forward to my appointment in a few days to repair the major issue and get back to my normal routine.
2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - OIL/FLUID LEAK INSPECTION
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38 years of experience
Joe was excellent. Good job. I do my own work but I was getting into areas where I would get stuck or required two people! I was skeptacal at first of the business model (your Mechanic) but it's the people that make this work. You have the best man working for you hands down. I like working on my car myself but that some jobs area little too big or I'm getting lazier ! I will use your service again ........... Only because of Mr Hough, excellant attitude and calm approach towards the job . Reference to the question below. I have and will reccommend your company to others I know based on my experience with Joe. In other words it's "Joe" I recommend ! This could have been a different outcome for the worst if it was someone else! I would reccommend you do what you can to retain Mr Hough! I choose your company on a risk. I needed help cause I do my own work . I wish I knew about you guys before ! This is exactly what I needed ! I will recommend you guys to everyone. However let me be clear it's the mechanic I'm recommending! So when answering the questions below its based on the above experience!
1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (FRONT LOWER LEFT, FRONT LOWER RIGHT)
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Richard
6 years of experience
Richard both showed up and finished ahead of schedule. He walked me through everything he was going to do, and even saved me money by pointing out one of the parts I thought was broken actually didn't need fixing. Car runs great now.
2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - BRAKE ROTOR/DISC REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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21 years of experience
Thanks again Chris for a job well done. I really like that Chris is very organized and neat. That for me is a plus. Thanks again.
2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID SERVICE
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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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