Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $917 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$914 to $983
Labor: $483 -$552
Parts: $431
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$1505
Average Shop price
$1114
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SELL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$949.15Shop/Dealer Price$1241.02 - $1722.12
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SELL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$940.52Shop/Dealer Price$1231.07 - $1706.33
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SELL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$940.52Shop/Dealer Price$1230.52 - $1705.38
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SELL6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$940.52Shop/Dealer Price$1230.78 - $1705.82
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Honorio
14 years of experience
It was raining at appointment time, but he returned later during a small break in the rain to replace a cylinder coil and now my car runs great.
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Godwin
19 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. He even showed up ahead of our appointment time and waited for me.
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Allen
31 years of experience
Allen was early and took extra steps to make sure everything was done correctly. He even followed up the next day to confirm all was still good with the parts he installed! Will definitely work with Allen again if he has the time.
2013 MERCEDES-BENZ C300 - BRAKE ROTOR/DISC REPLACEMENT (FRONT, REAR)
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Shaun
11 years of experience
Needed my front struts replaced. Shaun was originally unable to remove the springs from the strut due to the spring's high tension - he took the shocks back to his place where he had an air compressor and finished the job before I got out of work. All throughout this he remained intention about staying communicative - very professional! I'd say - a good job! Car's working fine now.
2012 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK350 - STRUT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (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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