AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus AC Compressor Replacement costs $928 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$676 to $1131
Labor: $252 -$504
Parts: $424 -$627
Average Dealer price
$1184 to 1840
Average Shop price
$831 to 1309
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1997 Ford TaurusV8-3.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$950.65Shop/Dealer Price$1176.69 - $1727.39
2003 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1026.36Shop/Dealer Price$1264.61 - $1772.57
1996 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1039.45Shop/Dealer Price$1280.69 - $1798.24
2006 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$778.68Shop/Dealer Price$962.78 - $1397.12
2007 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$788.61Shop/Dealer Price$975.07 - $1416.76
1999 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1050.73Shop/Dealer Price$1294.60 - $1820.48
1998 Ford TaurusV8-3.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$953.78Shop/Dealer Price$1180.94 - $1734.25
1998 Ford TaurusV6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1039.45Shop/Dealer Price$1280.95 - $1798.70
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Parts required for a Ford Taurus AC Compressor Replacement

$70 to $230
$300 to $363

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Peter
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Peter replaced my AC compressor/hoses on my truck today. Very happy with his service and communication on every job.
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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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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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Shaun
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my car was not diagnosed but Shaun was professional and on time
1996 FORD TAURUS - INSPECTION / DIAGNOSTICS
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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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