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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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volvo S80 $284 $122.64 $161.00 23% $369.89
2004 Isuzu Rodeo $307 $146.14 $161.00 21% $393.39
2013 Hyundai Sonata $330 $134.24 $196.00 24% $435.24
2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 $278 $144.52 $133.00 20% $348.77
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 $362 $166.44 $196.00 22% $467.44
2013 Ford Mustang $273 $146.70 $126.00 19% $340.20
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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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Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA - CAR AC RECEIVER DRYER REPLACEMENT - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA

Jeremy

17 years of experience
180 reviews
Jeremy
17 years of experience
Excellent
2006 HONDA ACCORD - AC RECEIVER DRYER - WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter replaced my AC compressor/hoses on my truck today. Very happy with his service and communication on every job.
1997 FORD F-250 - AC RECEIVER DRYER - PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Breck

17 years of experience
355 reviews
Breck
17 years of experience
Breck did a great jib on the truck. He was fast and finished very quick.
2007 FORD F-150 - AC RECEIVER DRYER - KATY, TEXAS

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