AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz C280

Mercedes-Benz C280 AC Compressor Replacement costs $856 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$732 to $1182
Labor: $252 -$328
Parts: $480 -$854
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$1295 to 2089
Average Shop price
$900 to 1409
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2007 Mercedes-Benz C280V6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$873.27Shop/Dealer Price$1120.07 - $1654.63
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280V6-2.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$796.20Shop/Dealer Price$1028.17 - $1488.57
1998 Mercedes-Benz C280V6-2.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$796.20Shop/Dealer Price$1027.85 - $1488.01
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280L6-2.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$841.51Shop/Dealer Price$1084.64 - $1578.90
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280V6-3.0LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$873.27Shop/Dealer Price$1120.14 - $1654.75
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280L6-2.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$943.75Shop/Dealer Price$1212.08 - $1782.76
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280L6-2.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$946.79Shop/Dealer Price$1216.54 - $1789.98
2000 Mercedes-Benz C280V6-2.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$796.20Shop/Dealer Price$1028.15 - $1488.53
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Parts required for a Mercedes-Benz C280 AC Compressor Replacement

$42 to $127
$402 to $776

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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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Tien was great, but the app/business made two errors. A. You switched mechanics on me at 9pm the night before. Tien was unaware of this switch and couldn't make it to my house in time when he found out the next morning. I understand you expect your mechanics to be responsive, but that's unrealistic...consequently the customer paid for it. B. A customer support rep reached out, with what I believe is an automated email, asking why I signed up but did not book an appointment. I had booked an appointment; this showed disorganization and hurt brand equity. All-in-all if Tien hadn't been awesome, quick, courteous my experience would have been very different. Positives: Very convenient service. I feel it should be cheaper with the reduced overhead of a mechanic shop, but with discount was very fair. Effective and quick, no hassle. Negatives: Y'all need a redesign on web. Haven't seen app, but web is kinda 2005-ish. Thanks for the oil change and I'll recommend y'all (and Tien) to some folks. Live long and prosper.
1998 MERCEDES-BENZ C280 - OIL CHANGE
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31 years of experience
on time, informative, got the job done.
2001 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 - CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR REPLACEMENT
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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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