Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $602 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HDV8-6.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$632.80Shop/Dealer Price$782.06 - $1131.83
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HDV8-6.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$624.98Shop/Dealer Price$772.49 - $1116.55
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The mechanic diagnosed the problem as being a burnt out A/C blower control switch, so I went ahead and scheduled an appointment for a week later (they needed time to get the part) to have it replaced as I received an email from someone named Chris in customer service the same day the mechanic showed up to do the diagnosis. However, the very next day I received a call from informing me that they are unable to get the part needed as GM no longer offers it. So I reached out to them via email and by phone on two occasions each to see if they had any suggestions and no one ever called me back or responded to my emails sent to customer service. I found a used part on Amazon through an auto parts place on the east coast for $200. Had it shipped and found another ASE Master Mechanic through angie's list who is experienced with Chevy's to install it for me. I was there today to have it installed and found out the mechanic at completely misdiagnosed the problem. The problem??? Happens to have been a couple of fuses burnt out. So cost me $200 more than what I needed to spend... I'll be sending them a bill.
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1. Logan was on time, even called a few minutes prior to the appointment. 2. He was very friendly, professional, and got the job done quickly. 3. I would like him to work on my vehicle whenever the next problem arises...Thank you for the excellent work and service!!!
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Shane is a very good mechanic and was very helpful in explaining why my check engine light was on. i scheduled an appointment and he came out and fixed my Monte Carlo in a jiffy and the beauty of it all is that I didn't even have to drive it anywhere, the shop came to me! Thanks Shane
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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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