AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer 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
2001 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$511.13Shop/Dealer Price$630.57 - $897.41
2003 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$656.79Shop/Dealer Price$810.51 - $1153.49
2005 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$646.62Shop/Dealer Price$799.41 - $1159.60
2008 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$627.51Shop/Dealer Price$773.82 - $1094.78
2006 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$710.09Shop/Dealer Price$877.52 - $1268.65
2007 Ford ExplorerV8-4.6LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$634.59Shop/Dealer Price$782.49 - $1108.62
2009 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$712.28Shop/Dealer Price$880.51 - $1273.46
2013 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5L TurboService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$686.32Shop/Dealer Price$850.91 - $1265.90
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Parts required for a Ford Explorer AC Compressor Replacement

$35 to $217
$204 to $612

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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 - AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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36 years of experience
2000 FORD ESCORT - AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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Tien
18 years of experience
Tien was on time, professional and got right to work when he showed up. He provided excellent work in a very friendly demeanor. Would hire Tien again when I need more work done on any of my cars.
2003 FORD EXPLORER - BALL JOINT FRONT REPLACEMENT (UPPER LEFT, UPPER RIGHT)
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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 - AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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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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