Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $829 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$785 to $1042
Labor: $189 -$216
Parts: $596 -$826
Average Dealer price
$1444 to 1902
Average Shop price
$970 to 1257
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2000 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$844.00Shop/Dealer Price$1046.95 - $1567.61
2006 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$821.70Shop/Dealer Price$1019.26 - $1523.32
2004 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$821.70Shop/Dealer Price$1019.14 - $1523.11
2001 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$922.28Shop/Dealer Price$1144.92 - $1724.38
2002 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$945.18Shop/Dealer Price$1173.46 - $1770.02
2005 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$833.62Shop/Dealer Price$1033.97 - $1546.83
2008 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1085.51Shop/Dealer Price$1349.08 - $2051.04
2007 Subaru ForesterH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$821.70Shop/Dealer Price$1019.25 - $1523.31
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Joshua was able to come earlier than we had booked. He was very professional and polite. After he backed my car out of the garage, he went right to work. I checked on him once and I was very impressed how neatly he had his tools set up. Not only did he replace my front brakes, but he gave the car a test drive, checked all the fluids and put air in my tires. He told me loves what he does. He showed me pictures of the work he had done. He took photos with his iphone as he did the work so I could see what he had done. That was a first!!!
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7 years of experience
Trung was able to meet before the scheduled time, which worked out great for me. When he arrived he was very professional and finished the job in less than the estimated time for repair. He also was thorough about documenting the repairs done on the car.
2008 SUBARU FORESTER - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
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Jose was great to work with. Very thorough and polite. I recommend him.
2010 SUBARU FORESTER - PRE-PURCHASE CAR INSPECTION
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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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