Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible

Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $812 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

Skip the repair shop - our mechanics come to you
YourMechanic Price
$799 to $872
Labor: $231 -$304
Parts: $568
Average Dealer price
$1444 to 1491
Average Shop price
$986 to 1027
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
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit ConvertibleL4-1.7LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$845.52Shop/Dealer Price$1047.06 - $1543.89
1983 Volkswagen Rabbit ConvertibleL4-1.7LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$834.15Shop/Dealer Price$1033.08 - $1521.54
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit ConvertibleL4-1.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$869.15Shop/Dealer Price$1075.20 - $1569.01
Show example Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible Car AC Compressor Replacement prices

Meet some of our expert Volkswagen mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volkswagen owners like you.

450 reviews
Ben
36 years of experience
Very happy to feel my car is driving very smooth!
2004 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - CAR IS MAKING A NOISE INSPECTION
Want Ben's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
445 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
Second time I've used Chris, and it won't be the last. He showed up half an hour early for a 7am appointment, and finished the job of replacing and recharging my a/c, for half of what the dealer wanted, and hours earlier than the original time estimate. Also advised me of work that the dealer would likely do for free.
2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
Want Chris's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
111 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Jose was excellent, his service exceeded my expectations. He also answered all my questions and even put it in lemans terms. Will definitely recommend him to my friends and family. He was handsome too :)
2008 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT
Want Jose's expert advice? Ask your question now. Its free!
109 reviews
Jonathan
12 years of experience
Jonathan was awesome. He arrived on time, was quick, and gave me the rundown on what he did and what the status on my car was. He was respectful of the fact that I was working while he was there and I appreciated how communicative he was.
2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - AMAZON LOCAL BRAKE PADS PACKAGE
Want Jonathan'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 Volkswagen Models