Q: Should I buy a new or used air conditioner compressor for my car?

asked by on July 14, 2017

my name is Etnaica and my compressor just broke. i got on the site Ebay where they sell original used parts for my car. what can you guys advice me, the used original ones or just buy a new one. I'm planning to sell my car

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

AC Compressor Relay Replacement $91.80 - $182.34 Get a Quote

Buying a used air conditioning compressor could lead to more problems. You could easily end up having to do the job twice and a new compressor is not so expensive that I would take that chance. The good news is that you don’t have to pay the dealer’s retail price for a new part and there are a lot of aftermarket manufacturers and rebuilders who can sell a compressor for considerably less. You can also contact Your Mechanic to have a technician come out to your home or office and replace your air conditioning compressor right there on the spot.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

Is it normal for a 127k mileage car to consume 1 qt of oil every 3k miles?

That is excessive oil consumption. But at that rate, it might be something you can live with. Turbocharged engines will tend to use more oil than conventional engines. But there are a few things you want to look out for....

Where is the orifice tube on a 99 Isuzu rodeo

Your vehicle uses a thermostatic expansion valve, rather than an orifice tube, to meter refrigerant into the evaporator. This expansion valve is in the plastic case that contains the evaporator coil under the dash. You have to remove the evaporator...

How many miles between oil changes on 2001 Jaguar S-type 4.0

Hi there. Depending on what oil you use will determine how long you can wait. If you go full synthetic with a good oil filter then you can go as much as 7500 miles. If you use conventional oil then...

Can I exchange a 2001 transmission on a isuzu axiom in exchange for a different year or model isuzu

Hi there. On older vehicles, this type of transmission replacement option was rather simple; as long as it connected to the engine's flywheel and bolts were aligned. However, with new sensors and electrical harnesses, it becomes more difficult to complete...

to replace a #4 cylinder exhaust valve lifter, do you have to do anything with the head gasket?

Hello. If you're replacing the lifter with the cylinder heads attached to the block, you shouldn't have to remove the cylinder heads or do anything to the cylinder head gasket. However, if the reason you're replacing the lifter is due...

My Toyota Corolla 2015 EPS came on when I just drove about a minute from my house. The brakes of the car are hard

Hello, thank you for writing in. It sounds like you may have a voltage problem going on. I usually check the connection me at the battery first. If the battery connections are fine then the alternator and battery must be...

Electric issue - 1999 Chevy S10

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that the battery or cables are having an issue. If power flows when the charger is hooked up, then that means that either the battery is dead or not making contact. I...

Location of coolant temp sensor

The ECT (Engine Coolant Temperature) sensor is mounted directly in front of the exhaust port for cylinder number one, right next to the exhaust manifold. It is mounted on the head, on the left side of the motor on the...

Related articles

2012 Toyota Tundra vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado: Which One Should I Buy?
Large work trucks are meant for one thing: work! These vehicles are rough and ready, and can handle nearly anything you throw at them, with the exception of a car pool. While they offer two or four door options, you...
How to Replace an AC Accumulator
The accumulator in the air conditioning system is faulty if there is rattling inside of it or there is a moldy smell emitting from the AC system.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Thermistor
If your car's AC only blows cold air for a short amount of time or the blower is not functioning properly, you may need to replace the AC thermistor.