AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger AC Compressor Replacement costs $630 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$453 to $817
Labor: $147 -$304
Parts: $306 -$513
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$807 to 1380
Average Shop price
$557 to 958
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2001 Ford RangerL4-2.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$684.84Shop/Dealer Price$848.89 - $1262.66
1998 Ford RangerV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$723.30Shop/Dealer Price$895.97 - $1322.08
1993 Ford RangerV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$583.89Shop/Dealer Price$722.47 - $1056.41
2002 Ford RangerV6-4.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$737.30Shop/Dealer Price$912.81 - $1341.06
2011 Ford RangerL4-2.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$722.69Shop/Dealer Price$896.24 - $1338.42
2008 Ford RangerV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$629.48Shop/Dealer Price$778.49 - $1134.09
2008 Ford RangerL4-2.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$725.26Shop/Dealer Price$899.63 - $1343.87
2010 Ford RangerV6-4.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$737.30Shop/Dealer Price$912.88 - $1341.17
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Parts required for a Ford Ranger AC Compressor Replacement

$17 to $128
$238 to $350

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Peter arrived early and completed our air conditioning repair in less time than anticipated. He was friendly, professional and honest to say the least and I would not hesitate to recommend Peter to anyone needing automotive work. He also performed a safety inspection and provided a quote on items turned up during that inspection. We are very happy with the service provided.
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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!
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Great job. Quickly knew what was wrong and fixed it.
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Allen was cordial, prompt and efficient. He completed the repair in what I consider a rapid time.
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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 Freon 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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