Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office in Breinigsville.

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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Breinigsville?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Ford F-150$930$559.78$370.464%$979.03
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport$2301$1702.36$598.433%$2379.61
2016 Ford Flex$1397$846.23$550.944%$1469.73
2007 Acura RL$1799$981.62$816.915%$1906.12
2011 Lincoln MKT$1592$794.16$797.916%$1697.16
2012 Jaguar XF$1883$1056.21$826.415%$1991.46

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 Breinigsville

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Enrique

21 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
21 years of experience
Very professional and quick! Gets the job done and goes above and beyond.

Gregory

31 years of experience
383 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Does a great work!

Patrick

33 years of experience
1419 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
very professional get the job done type attitude which I like would recommend again thank you again

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Alan worked for eight straight hours in close to 100 degree heat. Never complained. Did a great job for me and I will request him every time. Superior mechanic.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Excellent experience again with Peter servicing my 2008 Nissan Altima, this time for replacing the air conditioning compressor that had recently failed. He arrived early for the appointment and completed all work well within the indicated window of time, which is remarkable given the nature of the work being done.

Mazyar

8 years of experience
474 reviews
Mazyar
8 years of experience
He was AWESOME!!! And explained everything in detail!!

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Jeff is a great mechanic, I would not trust my car to any other mechanic!!

Rodney

36 years of experience
544 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Excellent service. Very knowledgeable and extremely personable

Jean

15 years of experience
71 reviews
Jean
15 years of experience
Fast, very professional

Christopher

27 years of experience
348 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Christopher replaced the air conditioning system in our '07 Hyundai Accent and now we have ice cold air. I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend Christopher !

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