Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Vanagon

Volkswagen Vanagon Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $699 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$679 to $781
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$1207 to 1327
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$835 to 917
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1984 Volkswagen VanagonL4-1.6L DieselService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$786.06Shop/Dealer Price$972.15 - $1416.06
1985 Volkswagen VanagonH4-1.9LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$727.46Shop/Dealer Price$899.13 - $1299.27
1987 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.1LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$709.00Shop/Dealer Price$876.80 - $1275.46
1984 Volkswagen VanagonH4-1.9LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$776.05Shop/Dealer Price$959.79 - $1396.31
1991 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.1LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$718.15Shop/Dealer Price$888.18 - $1293.67
1988 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.1LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$718.15Shop/Dealer Price$888.13 - $1293.58
1990 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.1LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$720.43Shop/Dealer Price$891.28 - $1298.66
1986 Volkswagen VanagonH4-2.1LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$709.00Shop/Dealer Price$876.93 - $1275.69
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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
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This was my first experience with My Mechanic, and Steven represented the company well. He was timely, efficient and put us at ease. When I texted for a quote, the guy reported being from California and was very helpful and professional. He thoroughly explained the process and what to expect. I wasn't enthused about having to give my credit card number over the phone, but I suppose it is neccecary to avoid wasting time and gas for employee's if a customer flakes out. I was far less impressed with the office staff. I'd attempted to postpone the appointment, but was told there would be a late cancellation fee placed on my card. I believe $50. To avoid this, I had a friend wait at my house for the mechanic. I explained I'd be unreachable the following day and that my phone was being erratic about messages. I was assured someone would be here at the specified time. I'd explained I convinced a friend to sit at my house to meet the mechanic. She had things to do, however sat here for two hours, no one showed up. I called the following day to inquire as to what had happened and was not happy about the way the employee spoke to me. When I inquired as to why the mechanic hadn't shown up. I'm not difficult, and understand things come up. but she went straight into defensive, rude about having left a voicemail re. the mechanic not showing up. Ultimately, I ended up rescheduling. I am glad I did, as Steven was great. She'd been so indignant about the mandatory $50 fee when attempting to reschedule the dayvbefore, but I'm more concerned with the skill of a mechanic than whoever handles the phones. The rate was very fair and I will probably use Your Mechanic again.
2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - OIL CHANGE
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Outstanding! Great mechanic great service. I actually did not see any area of improvement, once again outstanding!
2008 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE - WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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23 years of experience
Super job very thorough!
2008 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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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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