Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Mercury Cougar

Mercury Cougar Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $523 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$428 to $610
Labor: $182 -$304
Parts: $246 -$306
Average Dealer price
$734 to 966
Average Shop price
$524 to 699
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2002 Mercury CougarL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$568.70Shop/Dealer Price$700.74 - $985.79
1999 Mercury CougarV6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.92Shop/Dealer Price$647.59 - $884.86
1993 Mercury CougarV6-3.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$490.03Shop/Dealer Price$604.85 - $864.23
2001 Mercury CougarV6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.92Shop/Dealer Price$647.50 - $884.70
2001 Mercury CougarL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$568.70Shop/Dealer Price$700.78 - $985.86
2000 Mercury CougarL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$568.70Shop/Dealer Price$700.73 - $985.76
1999 Mercury CougarL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$570.23Shop/Dealer Price$702.95 - $989.37
2000 Mercury CougarV6-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.92Shop/Dealer Price$647.58 - $884.84
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Patrick
22 years of experience
Very professional, punctual & gave honest feedback and what needed to be fixed.
2002 MERCURY COUGAR - WHEEL BEARINGS REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT)
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Noe
31 years of experience
Did a good job on my car,told what else hD to be done,i got it fixex and it runs great now.
1990 MERCURY SABLE - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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Jay
32 years of experience
Jay is one of the best mechanics I have had work on my car he really know his cars. He looked at my cougar and knew just what to do to fix the problem.
1996 MERCURY COUGAR - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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Matthew
12 years of experience
On time ..and very competent...was finished in little less than one hour...I think I'm hooked...this was 1st time I used this service
1997 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS - ALTERNATOR REPAIR
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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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