Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1176 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$891 to $1725
Labor: $308 -$632
Parts: $583 -$1093
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$1576 to 2922
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$1096 to 2025
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2008 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1122.53Shop/Dealer Price$1390.05 - $2048.87
2009 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$926.67Shop/Dealer Price$1145.53 - $1657.67
2012 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1712.78Shop/Dealer Price$2117.62 - $3073.63
2009 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$954.67Shop/Dealer Price$1179.25 - $1695.68
2002 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1326.55Shop/Dealer Price$1637.41 - $2341.11
2007 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$938.33Shop/Dealer Price$1159.78 - $1680.43
2005 Subaru OutbackH6-3.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$941.25Shop/Dealer Price$1163.83 - $1686.96
2006 Subaru OutbackH4-2.5L TurboService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$926.67Shop/Dealer Price$1145.51 - $1657.65
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Joshua
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Joshua was very professional and knowledgeable. he was very easy and helpful with any questions I had. he did a great job. I would rate him as excellent!!!!
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He called at 8AM (had a 1pm appointment) and informed me there was an earlier slot open, so I had my car fixed and ready to go by 10:30AM rather than having to wait all day! Great service and in great time.
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Noe
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Noe was very professional and explained the entire process to me before he went about his work. He did a great job and was done quickly so my daughter and I were able to start our day earlier than I thought we would be. I also want to mention that he was genuinely nice and not condescending, which is not the common experience I've had with other mechanics. Overall the experience exceeded my expectations. Thanks Noe!
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Casey was very friendly, knew what he was doing and was very efficient
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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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