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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Bedford?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Volkswagen Jetta$1172$668.17$503.445%$1237.92
2010 Kia Forte Koup$1181$753.65$427.454%$1237.40
2015 Nissan Quest$1377$588.70$788.417%$1480.95
2008 Audi A3$1426$865.31$560.444%$1499.56
2010 Land Rover LR2$1474$780.35$693.425%$1565.10
2008 Porsche 911$1208$666.45$541.445%$1279.20

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 Bedford

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Raul

34 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
34 years of experience
Raul is a great mechanic . got the ac fixed ahead of schedule. knew what to do and i would recommend Raul to other people. thanks Raul for the great job well done. also the price was very good. i will be calling u guys for my nex service thanks once again. thanks to u all at your mechanic.com

Patrick

33 years of experience
1422 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Great work, very fast

Christopher

27 years of experience
349 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Showed up on time and did a great job. Had a few hiccups, but got the job done Thanks again for the great service at my home. J. Grant

Mario

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Mario
20 years of experience
Great service on AC.

Ben

41 years of experience
1426 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was on time, extremely polite and very knowledgeable. I would refer him again and again to anyone looking for an excellent technician.

Joe

43 years of experience
823 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
Quick and efficient service. Joe is a great guy.

Brian

23 years of experience
671 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Brian is a true professional a/c!

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
I waited longer to get Peter. He is knowledgeable and documented the leaks in AC with pictures. I will always request him.

John

27 years of experience
49 reviews
John
27 years of experience
On Time and Took it personally. Would recommend to others..

Dan

39 years of experience
981 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience

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