Mercedes-Benz S350 Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(6)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(6)

Car AC Compressor Replacement Service

How much does a Car AC Compressor Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz S350 Car AC Compressor Replacement is $1134 with $583 for parts and $551 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Mercedes-Benz S350V6-3.7LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$2314.07Shop/Dealer Price$2817.25 - $4062.93
2013 Mercedes-Benz S350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$2464.74Shop/Dealer Price$3044.89 - $4556.51
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$2464.74Shop/Dealer Price$3044.87 - $4556.48
1995 Mercedes-Benz S350L6-3.4L Turbo DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1850.43Shop/Dealer Price$2267.99 - $3237.32
Show example Mercedes-Benz S350 Car AC Compressor Replacement prices

What is the AC Compressor all about?

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.

Keep in mind:

This service comes with receiver dryer and orifice tube. It is very common for metals from the compressors to go throughout the system and get caught in different components. If the compressor is replaced without the dryer and the orifice tube, it will ruin the new compressor and it will not be covered by the warranty from parts manufacturers.

How it's done:

  • Check for pressure in the AC system.
  • Check for power and ground at the compressor.
  • If compressor is found to be faulty, remove all of the refrigerant.
  • Remove the compressor, receiver drier, orifice tube, and/or expansion valve.
  • Flush all foreign materials from the AC System.
  • Install new compressor, receiver drier, and orifice tube.
  • Evacuate and recharge the AC system.
  • Leak check for any system leaks.
  • Check for proper operation of AC system.

Our recommendation:

The most common reason for an AC compressor to fail is leaky seals and inadequate lubrication. It is good practice to turn the AC on periodically so that the seals don’t dry up and stay lubricated. If you notice a change in the temperature of the air through the AC vents (not as cold as it should be), get it inspected.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the AC Compressor?

  • No cold air from the vents.
  • Clicking sound from under the engine.
  • AC not working.

How important is this service?

In addition to your comfort, air conditioning systems add value to your vehicle. You should keep your AC fully operational. In some systems, the hot and cold air are blended to achieve the desired temperature setting. In these cases, when the AC system fails, you will not only NOT get any cold air, but the entire temperature regulation is thrown off.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(6)

Rating Summary
5
0
0
0
1
5
0
0
0
1

Mark

41 years of experience
77 reviews
Mark
41 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz S350 V6-3.7L - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Alpharetta, Georgia
Fixed my car. Nice guy. A+

Mohammed

9 years of experience
152 reviews
Mohammed
9 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz S350 L6-3.4L Turbo Diesel - Fuel Gauge Sender - Raleigh, North Carolina
AAA mechanic very polite and courteous.

Omar

12 years of experience
287 reviews
Omar
12 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz S350 V6-3.7L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
He was on time, transparent, extremely communicative about the process and procedures. Polite and extremely respectful.

Andrian

32 years of experience
185 reviews
Andrian
32 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz S350 V6-3.7L - Car is not starting - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
He took the time to thoroughly assess the condition of my vehicle, explained his findings and discussed possible options and next steps. I never felt pressured or like he was trying to upsell me. He is articulate, knowledgeable, polite and extremely honest. I recommend him highly and hope I have the opportunity to work with him in the future.

Excellent Rating

(6)

Rating Summary
5
0
0
0
1
5
0
0
0
1
Number of Mercedes-Benz S350 services completed
66+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1000+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

All About Car Jacks and Stands
Almost everyone has changed a tire at some point in their life. While a spare tire is acknowledged...
The Guide to Legal Car Modifications in Michigan
ARENA Creative / Shutterstock.com If you live in Michigan or are planning on moving to the area, you need to know about the vehicle modification laws in the state. Following these modification regulations will help ensure that...
The Guide to Legal Car Modifications in South Dakota
ARENA Creative / Shutterstock.com If you live in South Dakota or plan to do so in the near future, you need to be aware of the laws that cover vehicle modifications. Understanding and complying with the following...

What does the Service Front Camera message mean?

The Service Front Camera message can appear in the driver information center (DIC). When the DIC displays this message, then the front camera is malfunctioning, and the lane departure warning (LDW) and forward collision alert (FCA) systems will be disabled....

Maintenance Suggestions

When you bought your car, along with the owners manual, there is a factory recommended service schedule booklet. Following the recommendations on that booklet is crucial while the car is under factory warranty. If the services the manufacturer recommends at...

88 Grand Prix 2.8L. Idles fine in park but won't go over 2k rpms. Idles fine in drive but won't go over 30mph or 2k rpms

Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done so far will only improve the performance once this issue is resolved, so do not loose hope yet. The only system it would appear you have not looked into would...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com