Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $626 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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YourMechanic Price
$451 to $994
Labor: $168 -$288
Parts: $283 -$706
Average Dealer price
$790 to 1746
Average Shop price
$554 to 1182
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2004 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$636.42Shop/Dealer Price$785.99 - $1130.16
2011 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$892.37Shop/Dealer Price$1108.47 - $1678.00
2010 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$627.51Shop/Dealer Price$773.74 - $1094.65
2013 Ford ExplorerL4-2.0L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$791.10Shop/Dealer Price$980.37 - $1453.12
2006 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$634.59Shop/Dealer Price$782.55 - $1108.72
1998 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$600.64Shop/Dealer Price$742.44 - $1076.40
2002 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$545.47Shop/Dealer Price$672.00 - $939.84
1999 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$505.30Shop/Dealer Price$623.47 - $886.07
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Parts required for a Ford Explorer Car AC Compressor Replacement

$204 to $612
$35 to $217

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Peter
38 years of experience
I was very skeptical about this service, being a first time customer. But, Peter put me at ease when he started explaining what he would be doing. He was extremely professional and very knowledgable. And, the price was the same as my quote. This rarely happens at auto repair shops. I am extremely satisfied with his work in the hot Arizona sun. My AC now works like new! Thanks Peter!
2000 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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Ben
36 years of experience
Ben was exceptionally friendly, efficient, and had vast automotive knowledge. It was a pleasure to have him work on my car, and I will definitely use him again!
2001 FORD FOCUS - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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Allen
31 years of experience
Arrived right on time.. (couple minutes early). Was polite and knowledgeable. Completed job in good time. Explained some other maintenance that needed to be done. Was a great labor price. Allen was great!
2003 FORD WINDSTAR - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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22 years of experience
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2007 FORD EXPLORER - OTHER INSPECTIONS
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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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