Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mazda Protege

Mazda Protege Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $823 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$646 to $1176
Labor: $266 -$360
Parts: $380 -$816
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$1114 to 2050
Average Shop price
$792 to 1394
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1999 Mazda ProtegeL4-1.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1175.62Shop/Dealer Price$1457.01 - $2163.96
1990 Mazda ProtegeL4-1.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$722.97Shop/Dealer Price$892.65 - $1276.96
1997 Mazda ProtegeL4-1.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$718.50Shop/Dealer Price$884.82 - $1236.53
1991 Mazda ProtegeL4-1.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$722.97Shop/Dealer Price$892.56 - $1276.80
2003 Mazda ProtegeL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1026.44Shop/Dealer Price$1270.58 - $1865.69
2002 Mazda ProtegeL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1026.44Shop/Dealer Price$1270.52 - $1865.57
2001 Mazda ProtegeL4-1.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1029.83Shop/Dealer Price$1275.13 - $1873.02
2000 Mazda ProtegeL4-1.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1158.04Shop/Dealer Price$1435.30 - $2129.28
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Steven
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excellent work and very friendly and explaining everything to you.
2001 MAZDA PROTEGE - BRAKE SAFETY INSPECTION INSPECTION
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Patrick
27 years of experience
Patrick is a consummate professional and extremely courteous. Very thorough and diligent. He noticed a problem with one of the components he installed and personally followed through to make sure to make sure things are made right. I feel my automobile is in good hands.
2010 MAZDA 3 - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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2002 MAZDA PROTEGE - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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Christopher
22 years of experience
Chris came on time, was very professional, and polite the entire time start to finish. he asked information, got to work, double checked everything. worked hard and diligently. showed me what was wrong and was very helpful from beginning to end. and even gave a discount for things I thought it needed but did not. If you want your automobile fixed right and professionally then you should ask for Chris. five stars !
1998 MAZDA PROTEGE - AXLE / CV SHAFT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT, PASSENGER SIDE FRONT)
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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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