AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Toyota Celica

Toyota Celica AC Compressor Replacement costs $657 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$508 to $880
Labor: $133 -$384
Parts: $375 -$496
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$927 to 1438
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$627 to 1020
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1999 Toyota CelicaL4-2.2LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$713.00Shop/Dealer Price$879.93 - $1256.57
1982 Toyota CelicaL6-2.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$570.94Shop/Dealer Price$708.14 - $1057.38
1982 Toyota CelicaL4-2.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$658.84Shop/Dealer Price$817.94 - $1233.04
1993 Toyota CelicaL4-1.6LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$716.44Shop/Dealer Price$886.74 - $1299.34
1984 Toyota CelicaL4-2.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$668.75Shop/Dealer Price$830.30 - $1252.83
1997 Toyota CelicaL4-2.2LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$713.00Shop/Dealer Price$879.91 - $1256.53
1997 Toyota CelicaL4-1.8LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$775.02Shop/Dealer Price$957.78 - $1381.17
1983 Toyota CelicaL4-2.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$658.84Shop/Dealer Price$818.02 - $1233.18
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We had some problems acquiring the correct parts, and when Chris arrived for his follow up visit, he was unable to complete the installation. But he did agree to make a second follow up once I had the proper parts. It took a few days to obtain the parts, since the dealer had to order them, but when they arrived, Chris slotted a revisit into his busy schedule and finished the job to my complete satisfaction. I will certainly book Chris again.
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I have to say I was not very pleased with Russell. He seemed in a hurry and not too friendly. He immediately had negative comments about the car I was looking at buying before even inspecting it. I'm giving three stars because he did find issues and kept me from buying a used car that may have had problems. However, after using a different mechanic from your company to look at another car, I realized Russell was not very thorough as the other mechanic did much, much more in his inspection. He also told me I could text him if I had any other questions about this car and gave me his number. I did end up having questions, but he wasn't very responsive, more like rude and brusque. All in all, not a very pleasant experience.
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31 years of experience
This is Rodney's second visit to our home, following up on service he recommended when working on my car last week. Rodney showed up on time, had all the parts needed, and now my car is good as new. Thank you!
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All about 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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