AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8 AC Compressor Replacement costs $751 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$710 to $998
Labor: $189 -$272
Parts: $521 -$726
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$1293 to 1769
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$876 to 1191
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2006 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$772.90Shop/Dealer Price$957.18 - $1412.03
2011 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1008.77Shop/Dealer Price$1251.07 - $1866.35
2010 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$741.48Shop/Dealer Price$918.87 - $1362.69
2009 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$741.48Shop/Dealer Price$918.93 - $1362.79
2004 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$765.90Shop/Dealer Price$948.76 - $1402.54
2005 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$765.90Shop/Dealer Price$948.72 - $1402.46
2007 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$775.50Shop/Dealer Price$960.70 - $1417.69
2008 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$741.48Shop/Dealer Price$918.99 - $1362.88
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My follow up with Jamahl went as expected. He came in, completed the job (in less than the time allotted), and kept the area he worked in the same condition as it was when he first got in. After the work done on my vehicle, it is now back to what I remember it sounding like! Put a smile on my face! Thank you Jamahl and to the guys at YourMechanic!
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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.
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Noe arrived on time, was very courteous, and explained clearly what he discovered in his inspection and if any repairs are needed. I will gladly request him for all future appointments.
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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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