AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for GMC K3500

GMC K3500 AC Compressor Replacement costs $483 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$482 to $507
Labor: $175 -$200
Parts: $307
Average Dealer price
$846
Average Shop price
$592
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1997 GMC K3500V8-7.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$506.51Shop/Dealer Price$625.69 - $901.55
1998 GMC K3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$500.38Shop/Dealer Price$618.19 - $889.58
1996 GMC K3500V8-7.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$500.38Shop/Dealer Price$618.08 - $889.38
1999 GMC K3500V8-7.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$500.38Shop/Dealer Price$618.13 - $889.47
1996 GMC K3500V8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$506.51Shop/Dealer Price$625.72 - $901.59
1999 GMC K3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$506.51Shop/Dealer Price$625.68 - $901.52
2000 GMC K3500V8-6.5L Turbo DieselService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$508.04Shop/Dealer Price$627.82 - $904.99
1999 GMC K3500V8-5.7LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$500.38Shop/Dealer Price$618.19 - $889.57
Show example GMC K3500 AC Compressor Replacement prices
i
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Parts required for a GMC K3500 AC Compressor Replacement

Meet some of our expert GMC mechanics

Real customer reviews from GMC owners like you.

174 reviews
Scott
31 years of experience
An outstanding Mechanic with an Outstanding attitude. I will recommend Scott to friends when they need a mechanic.
2008 GMC CANYON - WATER PUMP REPLACEMENT
Want Scott's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
160 reviews
Carlos
11 years of experience
Outstanding work. Arrived on time, performed a through inspection of the vehicle then proceeded to perform the requested work. When he was finished showed me the removed parts and described other items needing service.
2008 GMC ENVOY - OIL PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACEMENT
Want Carlos's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
137 reviews
Richard
6 years of experience
He Was Early and awesome! Great guy, would recommend to everyone I know!
2006 GMC YUKON XL 1500 - STARTER REPLACEMENT
Want Richard's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
126 reviews
Tyrone
6 years of experience
Tyrone was very descriptive and honest with the issues and even went the extra mile while providing service to my vehicle.
2008 GMC YUKON - STARTER REPLACEMENT
Want Tyrone's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!

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.

AC Compressor Replacement Estimates for Popular GMC Models