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How much does Car AC Accumulator Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Car AC Accumulator Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara$497$135.67$360.968%$544.17
2011 Volkswagen Jetta$540$151.05$389.458%$591.80
2011 Dodge Nitro$361$151.63$208.977%$388.13
2015 Mini Cooper$420$153.57$265.977%$454.57
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350$438$171.65$265.977%$472.65
2010 BMW M3$579$180.00$398.958%$631.50

Car AC Accumulator Replacement Service

What is the AC Accumulator all about?

It takes a lot of technology to make the inside of your car comfortable during the heat of summer. And while you might be familiar with most of the major A/C components, like the compressor, chances are good that you may not be familiar with the accumulator, which is a lesser known part.

The accumulator’s job is to help manage the flow of refrigerant through the system, remove unwanted moisture and debris, and ensure that internal components are protected from corrosion and damage. It does the same job as a receiver/drier.

Keep in mind:

  • The accumulator is a completely sealed system, so it can’t be inspected from the outside.
  • Debris can accumulate just as easily as moisture, and even moisture can be a threat when it exceeds the absorption capabilities of the desiccant.
  • When A/C system service is required, most recommend replacing the accumulator to avoid problems in the future.

How it's done:

  • The AC refrigerant is removed from the AC system
  • The defective AC Accumulator is removed from vehicle
  • The new AC Accumulator is installed with new O-rings
  • The AC system is put into a vacuum and then recharged with refrigerant
  • The vehicle is road tested for proper AC operation

Our recommendation:

Most experts recommend replacing it during major A/C repairs or service. Because the accumulator stores moisture and accumulates debris from the A/C system, it will need to be replaced eventually. If you suspect the accumulator needs to be replaced, have one of our expert mechanics change it for you.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the AC Accumulator?

  • Weak or only cool air from the A/C system

How important is this service?

Without a functional accumulator, your A/C system will not work properly. Additionally, if the system is left open during repairs or replacement (compressor replacement, for example), additional moisture can penetrate the system and saturate the desiccant in the accumulator. This in turn will lead to further corrosion within the system. Have one of our expert mechanics replace the accumulator with any major A/C system part replacements.


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Jean

15 years of experience
66 reviews
Jean
15 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML350 V6-3.5L - AC Receiver Dryer - Tampa, Florida
Jean was timely, very professional and explained all aspects of the repairs being carried out. Highly recommended

Jeremy

20 years of experience
597 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Chevrolet Blazer V6-4.3L - AC Receiver Dryer - Boca Raton, Florida
Jeremy was on time, and did a great job of fixing my car. I will definitely use Jeremy for any work on my car!!!! I am so glad I found your company!!!!!!

Gustavo

17 years of experience
405 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
BMW Z4 L6-3.0L - AC Receiver Dryer - San Antonio, Texas
Gustavo was very professional, demonstrated high knowledge and skilled diagnosis of this vehicle's AC system problem. The results of his work was well worth the call to Your Machanic. And I will highly recommend this auto service to my friends and family.

Manuel

32 years of experience
579 reviews
Manuel
32 years of experience
Chevrolet Suburban 2500 V8-6.0L - AC Receiver Dryer - Laguna Beach, California
Mr. Sanchez showed up at the expected time, worked for about a half hour, and discovered he needed another part. He offered two solutions. He would go get the part and finish today or he will get the part and do the job Friday. I opted for today. The vehicle was left clean with all promised work done. I cannot comment on the actual repair because nothing has had time to break, but everything is very much as I expect it. Mr. Sanchez took the extra time to talk with me about future needs for the vehicle, and was forthcoming with answers and suggestions. This was my first experience with an "at home" mechanic, and based on this experience it will not be the last.

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