Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Subaru Tribeca

Subaru Tribeca Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $1608 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$1606 to $1662
Labor: $392 -$448
Parts: $1214
Average Dealer price
$2950
Average Shop price
$1985
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2010 Subaru TribecaH6-3.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1704.66Shop/Dealer Price$2114.13 - $3159.61
2009 Subaru TribecaH6-3.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1680.37Shop/Dealer Price$2084.16 - $3111.71
2011 Subaru TribecaH6-3.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1680.37Shop/Dealer Price$2083.91 - $3111.28
2012 Subaru TribecaH6-3.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1680.37Shop/Dealer Price$2084.03 - $3111.48
2008 Subaru TribecaH6-3.6LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$1704.66Shop/Dealer Price$2114.20 - $3159.72
Show example Subaru Tribeca Car AC Compressor Replacement prices

Parts required for a Subaru Tribeca Car AC Compressor Replacement

Meet some of our expert Subaru mechanics

Real customer reviews from Subaru owners like you.

586 reviews
Joshua
22 years of experience
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!!!
2006 SUBARU FORESTER - BRAKE ROTOR/DISC REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
Want Joshua's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
341 reviews
Honorio
14 years of experience
Superb service!
2001 SUBARU OUTBACK - OIL CHANGE
Want Honorio's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
256 reviews
Jay
32 years of experience
I am very pleased with my visit with Jay. He was on time, pleasant, and knowledgeable. I will be scheduling my auto service in the near future with Jay.
2004 SUBARU OUTBACK - POWER STEERING NOISE INSPECTION
Want Jay's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
164 reviews
Theodore
11 years of experience
Theodore did a prompt and thorough job. He educated me on my car and gave me the peace of mind I needed. I highly recommend him.
2004 SUBARU LEGACY - 75 POINT SAFETY INSPECTION
Want Theodore's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!

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.

Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimates for Popular Subaru Models