Q: Estimated time to remove and replace AC compressor?

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Hey there. The service manual states the service would pay the average technician about an hour to perform the repair. This does not include recovering the refrigerant from the system before removing the lines from the compressor. The A/C compressor can generally be found near the bottom of the engine. Evacuate the refrigerant from the system, then remove the drive belt and remove the compressor. If you want to have this done, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to replace the A/C compressor for you.

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