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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 Hummer H3 $856 $506.16 $350.00 17% $1043.66
2003 Chrysler Sebring $976 $695.81 $280.00 13% $1125.81
2014 GMC Savana 2500 $1046 $528.28 $518.00 20% $1323.78
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 $692 $489.48 $203.00 13% $801.23
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $850 $465.29 $385.00 19% $1056.54
2008 Chevrolet Equinox $744 $464.02 $280.00 16% $894.02
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $822 $409.46 $413.00 21% $1043.71
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML550 $1243 $879.38 $364.00 13% $1438.38
2006 Mercedes-Benz S430 $1228 $702.97 $525.00 18% $1509.22
2013 Cadillac CTS $1382 $598.07 $784.00 23% $1802.07
2013 Mercedes-Benz E400 $3665 $3265.65 $399.00 5% $3878.40
2007 Land Rover LR3 $1887 $1012.49 $875.00 19% $2356.24
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $1463 $707.46 $756.00 21% $1868.46
2012 Porsche Boxster $1323 $916.55 $406.00 14% $1540.05
2004 Jaguar XJ8 $2092 $1272.55 $819.00 17% $2530.30
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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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Allen

32 years of experience
289 reviews
Allen
32 years of experience
Professional, courteous, punctual, friendly and knowledgeable. These are just a few words that I'd use to describe Allen and his work ethics. I was very pleased. As such, I would highly recommend Allen to anyone for their automotive needs. He explains (in detail) any and all work necessary to accomplish the same goal- a great running vehicle! I can't imagine going back to a dealer or some other mechanic to work on my Toyota truck. I'm a loyal customer now!
1997 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - AC COMPRESSOR - OCOEE, FLORIDA

Joe

39 years of experience
457 reviews
Joe
39 years of experience
Joe is very professional, friendly and honest, my car was broken down on my driveway, he came to my house, was on time and worked in unpleasant weather until the job was done in less hours than estimated. He found that I did not have to replace one of the pumps that was already paid for and refunded me for it. Thank you Joe is was a pleasure to deal with you.
2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM - AC COMPRESSOR - HOLIDAY, FLORIDA

Ben

37 years of experience
698 reviews
Ben
37 years of experience
Incredibly nice and took the time to show me the problem, including comparison pictures between my unit and what a new unit should look like.
2007 NISSAN ALTIMA - AC COMPRESSOR - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Duane

21 years of experience
216 reviews
Duane
21 years of experience
Duane did a great job repairing my AC. He was on time and fixed the unit quickly. He did a great job at educating me on the issues.
2013 FORD FIESTA - AC COMPRESSOR - CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA

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