Oldsmobile Alero 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

(149)

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

(149)

Car AC Compressor Replacement Service

How much does a Car AC Compressor Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Oldsmobile Alero Car AC Compressor Replacement is $990 with $467 for parts and $522 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2003 Oldsmobile AleroV6-3.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1591.79Shop/Dealer Price$1886.63 - $2647.39
1999 Oldsmobile AleroL4-2.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1504.70Shop/Dealer Price$1798.51 - $2544.66
2001 Oldsmobile AleroV6-3.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1481.79Shop/Dealer Price$1776.72 - $2537.54
2000 Oldsmobile AleroL4-2.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1504.70Shop/Dealer Price$1798.36 - $2544.41
2003 Oldsmobile AleroL4-2.2LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1816.70Shop/Dealer Price$2192.71 - $3192.05
2002 Oldsmobile AleroV6-3.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1481.79Shop/Dealer Price$1776.72 - $2537.54
2000 Oldsmobile AleroV6-3.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1509.29Shop/Dealer Price$1803.47 - $2563.74
1999 Oldsmobile AleroV6-3.4LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementEstimate$1509.29Shop/Dealer Price$1805.52 - $2567.32
Show example Oldsmobile Alero 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 Oldsmobile mechanics

Real customer reviews from Oldsmobile owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(149)

Rating Summary
136
6
1
3
3
136
6
1
3
3

Diana

17 years of experience
37 reviews
Diana
17 years of experience
Alero 2002 - Wheel Bearings - Hoboken, NJ
The experience was great. Diana replaced the wheel bearing and let me know of any other issues the car had.

Caz

13 years of experience
86 reviews
Caz
13 years of experience
Alero 2002 - Wheel Bearings - Avondale Estates, GA
Caz was very knowledgeable

Travis

10 years of experience
549 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Alero 2000 - Check Engine Light is on - Minneapolis, MN
Great experience! Travis a cool and very knowledgeable. He's got special tools to EXTRA check under the hood and we found more important things to fix without being oversold on a bunch of nonsense. I learned a lot about my car and look forward to future repairs with him.

Andrew

12 years of experience
83 reviews
Andrew
12 years of experience
Alero 2001 - Car is not starting - Federal Way, WA
Fast friendly.

Excellent Rating

(149)

Rating Summary
136
6
1
3
3
136
6
1
3
3
Number of Oldsmobile Alero services completed
1639+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Oldsmobile MECHANICS
300+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

What Is the Difference Between Regular and Synthetic Motor Oil?
Regular and synthetic motor oils each have their own benefits. Choosing the right oil for your engine depends on your car's age and how you drive.
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
If If you’re in the market for a concept SUV, you’ve probably noticed a few more options sprouting up every year. However, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan should still make the decision a relatively easy one. Key Features Being compact means...
The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Norway
Norway Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, especially for those who love the great outdoors. You will find plenty of great things to see and do (http://www.destination360.com/europe/norway/things-to-do) such as skiing at Tryvann Vinterpark, or Jostedal...

How much should it cost to replace front bumper

Hi there. Unfortunately, our mobile mechanics do not provide body work, which replacing a bumper falls into that category. It might be better for you to contact a local body shop to install your bumper, and check other front end...

Vauxhall insignia se nav 2.0 cdti - interference or non interference engine

Hi there. Yes the engine is an interference design. This means that if the timing belt breaks the pistons will contact the valve train when not in time. If the belt has broken, I recommend testing the cylinder head and...

My alternator is bad. Honestly I just want to know some of the best places to purchase parts so I can get a new one that wont cost an arm and a leg but will last me. Any recommendations?

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