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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in District Heights?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Honda CR-V$1671$939.78$731.425%$1767.53
2008 Toyota RAV4$1686$992.35$693.425%$1777.10
2011 Nissan Frontier$1741$714.76$1025.897%$1875.76
2016 Cadillac ATS$1030$526.69$503.446%$1096.44
2014 BMW 535i xDrive$1887$1184.09$702.924%$1979.59
2007 Ford Mustang$900$576.99$322.964%$942.49

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 District Heights

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Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
The repairs to my vehicle were done within the 4 hour time frame. Peter called prior to arrival. He was courteous, professional, and answered any questions about my vehicle that I had. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family and I will definitely call him if I need further assistance with my vehicle.
Amazing mechanic! He always does what is needed! I have five cars he has worked on! One he did for my son while I was on vacation and it went smooth as silk! He is like family and I trust him with my son's and my life! He is the only one I have.wotk on my cars! He told me today he is always going to work so that puts me at ease! He answers all my questions even if its few times over! Never gets anger or upset with challenges! He is my car !

Travis

13 years of experience
576 reviews
Travis
13 years of experience
Travis was fantastic! Arrived on time, very professional and knowledgeable. He also inspected my vehicle. I plan on using Travis for all of my future repairs!

Rey

25 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
25 years of experience
STELLAR!!!!! Why can't everyone be like your company and Rey?????!!!! The best thing ever to happen to car repair! You guys are the BEST! I am so grateful to your service1 Can't say enough...A+A+A+ When something goes wrong with the car, it is such a DRAG! You made it so easy. I am happy to promote you any way I can...you are a Godsend! Feel fee to give my phone number or whatever as a reference. Thanks you so much, Karla Dancy. Agoura Hills CA

Jose

17 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
17 years of experience
Jose is great, professional & did a good job !! Also he was very flexible with scheduling

Robert

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Robert
23 years of experience
Pleasant,professional,and a fast tecnician,please schedule for the beginning of October to fix my 2002 E350 diesel van.

Brian

23 years of experience
652 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
It was a great experience. My car AC is running like new.

Alex

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Alex
22 years of experience
Alex arrived right on time , a few minutes early actually and was great. He took the time to explain things, as well as some other issues with my car, very polite, outgoing and overall a great job, My AC works perfectly. Will definately use Alex for all future car repairs!

Eduardo

19 years of experience
542 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
Very friendly. Worked quickly and was great all around.

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Excellent experience with Allen, he is a true professional and clearly takes pride in his work. Would 100% use again.

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