Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz 300CD

Mercedes-Benz 300CD Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1037 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$919 to $1360
Labor: $406 -$568
Parts: $513 -$792
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$1567 to 2245
Average Shop price
$1125 to 1582
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CDL5-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$961.08Shop/Dealer Price$1247.23 - $1774.08
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300CDL5-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1041.81Shop/Dealer Price$1359.28 - $1903.84
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CDL5-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1246.35Shop/Dealer Price$1604.06 - $2345.05
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300CDL5-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1041.81Shop/Dealer Price$1358.98 - $1903.32
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Patrick
22 years of experience
Patrick was great ( he showed up early which was appreciated!), however the part was not. Trying to get a replacement from him. The fan motor he replaced is not OEM quality. I will update this review when the job is done right...
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Jeff
22 years of experience
Jeff changed my oil pretty quickly even though my Mercedes is a bit of a hassle to deal with. Additionally, he helped me figure out that the reason my car wasn't changing gears is most likely because it does not have enough transmission fluid. On top of that, he was very friendly and provided me with awesome customer service- and now I know exactly what I need to get services to get my car back in action!
2003 MERCEDES-BENZ C230 - OIL CHANGE
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Jared
11 years of experience
Jared is very professional. He had to do significant diagnostics and trouble shooting to solve my MB electrical issue of a reset. I will use him again
1999 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500 - RESET INDICATOR LIGHTS
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James
16 years of experience
Awesome job!
2007 MERCEDES-BENZ SL550 - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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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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