AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Volvo S40

Volvo S40 AC Compressor Replacement costs $913 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$884 to $986
Labor: $210 -$312
Parts: $674
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$1628 to 1712
Average Shop price
$1093 to 1168
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2004 Volvo S40L5-2.5L TurboService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$973.94Shop/Dealer Price$1206.99 - $1791.81
2009 Volvo S40L5-2.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$960.45Shop/Dealer Price$1190.38 - $1765.26
2005 Volvo S40L5-2.5L TurboService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$960.45Shop/Dealer Price$1190.22 - $1764.99
2004 Volvo S40L5-2.4LService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$960.45Shop/Dealer Price$1190.29 - $1765.12
2003 Volvo S40L4-1.9L TurboService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$938.94Shop/Dealer Price$1164.77 - $1744.17
2010 Volvo S40L5-2.5L TurboService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$973.94Shop/Dealer Price$1206.98 - $1791.79
2000 Volvo S40L4-1.9L TurboService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$942.31Shop/Dealer Price$1169.21 - $1751.31
2004 Volvo S40L4-1.9L TurboService typeAC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$925.45Shop/Dealer Price$1148.07 - $1717.48
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Ben
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did a great job. After installation of sway bar and struts from previous week. We rode a mile or so together to verify everything was ok. We discovered a couple of minor things and they were quickly corrected. I like the work done and the person doing it. Great job.
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2002 VOLVO S40 - CAR IS OVERHEATING INSPECTION
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Dave is great. He fixed my AC prior and I find him very reliable and easy to work with, Would definitely recommend him and will continuing using him for my repairs and maintenance Thanks Dave!
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Enrique was very friendly, professional, and positive! He provided excellent customer service, like a doctor with the ideal bedside manner. Examples of this are that he patiently listened to me, showed me the issues my car was having (which has happened maybe only once or twice in the 25 years I've been driving), and he explained to me the way it would affect the vehicle. He was the best service adviser and mechanic I've ever had.
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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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