Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

Mercedes-Benz 500SEC Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1126 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$905 to $1321
Labor: $434 -$624
Parts: $471 -$697
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$1519 to 2119
Average Shop price
$1105 to 1521
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SECV8-5.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1278.63Shop/Dealer Price$1659.98 - $2358.10
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SECV8-5.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$933.65Shop/Dealer Price$1216.85 - $1710.30
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SECV8-5.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1285.01Shop/Dealer Price$1668.29 - $2371.44
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Patrick
27 years of experience
Patrick was right on time, and started working immediately. Had all the proper Mercedes approved oil, filter, gaskets etc and completed the task with no issues. Even went out of his way hooking up air compressor to put the proper air pressure in all my tires. Would highly recommend!!
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11 years of experience
I was hesitant to use a mobile service, but my disability makes it difficult to keep my car maintained. Carlos was professional, competent and reassuring. He arrived at the scheduled time, and I received updates by email as well. He put a barrier down to ensure no oil spilled on my driveway, and showed me some features on the car I was unaware of! He never tried to "upsell" me, which has happened at the mechanic's before. I am very pleased and will use the service again.
2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 - OIL CHANGE
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Jose
10 years of experience
very good job at an expensive cost
2003 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK320 - BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH REPLACEMENT
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6 years of experience
excellent , very professional, second time we used him to work on suv, highly recommend
2004 MERCEDES-BENZ ML350 - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT 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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