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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Apison?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Apison. Our mechanics in Apison 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 in Apison.

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Volvo XC60$1311$836.45$474.954%$1373.95
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser$1495$525.84$968.897%$1622.34
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac$1046$542.30$503.445%$1112.05
2011 Acura TSX$1343$640.50$702.926%$1436.00
2012 Mercedes-Benz C300$1332$733.70$598.435%$1410.95
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG$1487$1030.77$455.953%$1546.77

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.


Recent Car AC Compressor Replacement reviews in Apison

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Christopher

27 years of experience
346 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Great mechanic

Ronnie

30 years of experience
104 reviews
Ronnie
30 years of experience
Very professional and highly skilled

Augie

31 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
31 years of experience
On time, and job completed as promised. Excellent work. (And very convenient)

Jeremy

20 years of experience
589 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, friendly and professional demeanor. On time, and completed the job without any additional assistance on my part. Thank you.

Edmundas

17 years of experience
30 reviews
Edmundas
17 years of experience
Honest and knowledgeable.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter replaced my AC compressor/hoses on my truck today. Very happy with his service and communication on every job.

Anthony

36 years of experience
82 reviews
Anthony
36 years of experience
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Xavier

16 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
16 years of experience
This is my second time using Xavier for our auto repairs, and we will never use anyone else. Both times have been outstanding customer service experiences. He does a great job of explaining what he is going to do, and gets the job done quickly. He is friendly and courteous, and goes above and beyond what is expected. We don't live in Jacksonville, but we are happy to drive an hour for Xavier work on our car!

Chris

22 years of experience
2218 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
On time, extremely knowledgeable, and great mechanic!

Jerome

36 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
36 years of experience
he knew everything i could see in an experienced way. well mannered and clear communication. not overbearing but curtieous without being know it all. j.b.

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