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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
2010 Volvo V50 $180 $103.16 $77.00 18% $221.41
2005 GMC Envoy $154 $83.96 $70.00 19% $191.46
2011 Honda CR-Z $196 $41.96 $154.00 29% $278.46
2012 Ford Escape $161 $83.96 $77.00 20% $202.21
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty $137 $67.16 $70.00 21% $174.66
2012 Volvo S80 $108 $31.16 $77.00 27% $149.41
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 $132 $62.36 $70.00 22% $169.86
2013 Acura TL $217 $41.96 $175.00 30% $310.71
2011 Acura TL $217 $41.96 $175.00 30% $310.71
2009 Acura MDX $189 $41.96 $147.00 29% $267.71
2008 Acura MDX $189 $41.96 $147.00 29% $267.71
2011 Acura RL $168 $41.96 $126.00 28% $235.46
2012 Acura TSX $167 $41.48 $126.00 28% $234.98
2007 Ford Mustang $168 $83.96 $84.00 21% $212.96
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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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Justin

17 years of experience
41 reviews
Justin
17 years of experience
Justin was great! Had a big job and worked through it. Was very thorough and made sure everything was perfect. Definately will book him again. Highly recommended!
2013 CHRYSLER 200 - AC RECEIVER DRYER - MESA, ARIZONA

Joe

40 years of experience
533 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe is awesome. He went out of his way to work with me. His diagnostic skills are excellent, and his work is spot on.
2003 HONDA CR-V - AC RECEIVER DRYER - SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Ben

38 years of experience
829 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Ben was not only very courteous and professional but very efficient and informative. He photographed each step and showed me the defected part and what the problem was Highly recommend him and will use him for any future work... 
2006 SATURN VUE - AC RECEIVER DRYER - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Ben

38 years of experience
829 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Ben was prompt, friendly and completed the job in half the estimated time. A/c is working again to get me through the Texas summer.
2010 FORD ESCAPE - AC RECEIVER DRYER - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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