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How much does Car AC Compressor 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
2006 Isuzu i-350 $971 $547.35 $423.94 13% $1117.10
2009 Mazda RX-8 $1252 $684.32 $567.92 13% $1447.57
2013 Kia Forte $1238 $886.09 $351.95 8% $1359.09
2016 BMW 550i xDrive $1723 $1242.70 $479.94 8% $1887.70
2011 Audi A3 Quattro $1677 $1205.49 $471.94 8% $1839.74
2007 Porsche 911 $1069 $612.63 $455.94 12% $1225.38

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Car AC Compressor Replacement Service

What is the AC Compressor all about?

An AC system has many components: compressor, condenser, receiver dryer, evaporator, and hoses. The compressor, the “heart” of the car’s air conditioning system works like a pump taking refrigerant, (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars) and pressurizing it, passing it along to the evaporator.

The AC compressor has several moving parts (including pistons and valves). These internal parts can fail, causing the AC compressor to stop working. It is common for the internal parts of the compressor to come apart and disperse metallic debris throughout the system. Consequently, it is a requirement to replace the orifice tube and the receiver dryer when replacing the compressor since some of the debris may have ended up there.

For an AC compressor to work, it needs a clutch, bearing, and an electrical connector. The clutch is driven by a drive/serpentine belt, which engages the compressor when you switch on the AC. The clutch can burn or the bearing can fail. If the bearing or clutch have failed, it is recommended that the compressor be replaced. Sometimes replacing the entire compressor with a remanufactured one can be cheaper than replacing an individual clutch or bearings.

It is also common for the seals in the AC compressor to go bad. The compressor may start leaking refrigerant and/or the AC oil. If the seals no longer hold, you will need a new compressor, as the seals cannot be replaced. A compressor may also fail if there is sludge or debris in the air conditioning system. If there is sludge or debris, the hoses, evaporator, and condenser should be flushed to get rid of the contaminants. When it is not possible to flush the parts, you may need to replace those parts.

Keep in mind:

This service comes with receiver dryer and orifice tube. It is very common for metals from the compressors to go throughout the system and get caught in different components. If the compressor is replaced without the dryer and the orifice tube, it will ruin the new compressor and it will not be covered by the warranty from parts manufacturers.

How it's done:

  • Check for pressure in the AC system.
  • Check for power and ground at the compressor.
  • If compressor is found to be faulty, remove all of the refrigerant.
  • Remove the compressor, receiver drier, orifice tube, and/or expansion valve.
  • Flush all foreign materials from the AC System.
  • Install new compressor, receiver drier, and orifice tube.
  • Evacuate and recharge the AC system.
  • Leak check for any system leaks.
  • Check for proper operation of AC system.

Our recommendation:

The most common reason for an AC compressor to fail is leaky seals and inadequate lubrication. It is good practice to turn the AC on periodically so that the seals don’t dry up and stay lubricated. If you notice a change in the temperature of the air through the AC vents (not as cold as it should be), get it inspected.

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

  • No cold air from the vents.
  • Clicking sound from under the engine.
  • AC not working.

How important is this service?

In addition to your comfort, air conditioning systems add value to your vehicle. You should keep your AC fully operational. In some systems, the hot and cold air are blended to achieve the desired temperature setting. In these cases, when the AC system fails, you will not only NOT get any cold air, but the entire temperature regulation is thrown off.

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Gustavo

17 years of experience
275 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra GT - AC Compressor - San Antonio, Texas
Gustavo was on time, professional, and fast. He was a great mechanic to work with! Highly recommend!
Saturn Aura - AC Compressor - San Antonio, Texas
As I stated in a review for Gustavo on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, he is a sincere, professional mechanic! I am very satisfied with Mr. Gonzalez’s expertise! Thank you and, when needed, I will request your company and Gustavo Gonzalez! Continued Blessings, Sandy Arneson

Matthew

33 years of experience
1001 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - AC Compressor - Newport News, Virginia
Great job !! Matt was on time and did a great job 11 wife happy with the new A/C "Happy Wife, Happy Life"
Saturn SL1 - AC Compressor - Hampton, Virginia
I live in Hampton, VA, and my mechanic was Matt. He was absolutely amazing. He was more competent and knowledgeable than any local shop that I've used to date. The prices are more than fair. In future, I will ALWAYS use this service unless it is a repair they don't offer. Thank you, YourMechanic and Matt, for an experience that was above and beyond my expectations.

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Volvo XC60 - AC Compressor - Plano, Texas
Jacob was in one word. AMAZING! He was professional, he was honest. He explained to me exactly what he planned to do, even though I did not understand any of it. He did not overcharge me and for that I am extremely grateful. I will tell anyone I know about his service and I will recognize him to anyone who listens to me. I intend on requesting Jacob on every repair that I may need for both of my vehicles. He not only comes out but he is also extremely professional and honest to a fault. He was just so refreshing unexpected to meet in this day and age and I very much appreciated him.
Chevrolet Impala - AC Compressor - Dallas, Texas
Great mechanic helped me get back on the road when I was out of town on a holiday. Greatly appreciate the service.

Travis

13 years of experience
482 reviews
Travis
13 years of experience
Jeep Liberty - Car AC Compressor Replacement - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Travis was able to come early, explained what he needed to do to make sure I was able to be up and running, showed me all that was done once he completed the work and also showed me the parts that were removed and replaced. Very pleased! I have working AC!!! Thanks Travis!
Kia Forte - AC Compressor - Minneapolis, Minnesota
From diagnosis to repairs, Travis was on time, professional, helpful and spot on! I'll use him again and again!

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