AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG

Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG AC Compressor Replacement costs $790 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$789 to $830
Labor: $287 -$328
Parts: $502
Average Dealer price
$1385
Average Shop price
$969
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMGV8-4.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$829.14Shop/Dealer Price$1113.51 - $1631.74
1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMGV8-4.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$819.11Shop/Dealer Price$1101.68 - $1612.91
2000 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMGV8-4.3LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$819.11Shop/Dealer Price$1101.22 - $1612.11
Show example Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG AC Compressor Replacement prices
i
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Parts required for a Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG AC Compressor Replacement

Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

268 reviews
Richard
16 years of experience
I would highly recommend
1994 MERCEDES-BENZ E420 - FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENT
Want Richard's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
133 reviews
Alex
11 years of experience
Alex was very professional and did a great job fixing the car within the specified time.
1999 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 - CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR REPLACEMENT
Want Alex's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
129 reviews
David
23 years of experience
very competent
1998 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 - IGNITION COIL REPLACEMENT
Want David's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
50 reviews
Matthew
6 years of experience
quick & perfect!
2007 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK550 - RESET MAINTENANCE REMINDER SYSTEM
Want Matthew's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!

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 Freon 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.

AC Compressor Replacement Estimates for Popular Mercedes-Benz Models