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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Dover?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Dodge Caliber$1097$717.11$379.964%$1147.11
2015 Chevrolet Express 2500$1268$640.63$626.936%$1350.13
2010 Honda Accord$1602$756.11$845.416%$1712.86
2016 BMW 550i xDrive$1812$1242.52$569.943%$1887.52
2013 BMW 335i xDrive$2129$1539.81$588.933%$2206.31
2011 Jaguar XJ$1521$1045.77$474.953%$1583.27

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 Dover

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Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Richard arrived promptly and tackled the job as a professional. When completed, he made sure heat and AC systems were operating smoothly. His overall vehicle inspection revealed additional service that I agree required attention. I will request him in the future.

Gregory

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

Jay

37 years of experience
948 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Explains problem and repair very well .Easy to talk to and will use him again if needed.

Ben

41 years of experience
1416 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was very personable and professional. In what was quoted a 6 hour job he completed in under 3. He left the premises clean and even washed down my parking area where he did the work.

Bryant

12 years of experience
600 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Professional and excellent mechanic.

Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
My Nissan AC compressor coil was burnt. Peter arrived on time with all the parts and started the work right away. He's very professional and neatly organized with the work. He knows exactly what he's doing (he's more than 30 years experience). He cleared all my doubts and was very friendly. Also, your mechanic saved me $600 when compared with Nissan dealership quote to replace my compressor. I would strongly recommend Peter to any one and I will be very happy to work with him again in future.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. He is meticulous in his workmanship, making sure that nothing is missed and everything is the way it should be. Peter's interactions are honest and sincere. He is by far the best service technician that I have encountered. I highly recommend his services to anybody who needs repair work done to their vehicles.

James

31 years of experience
690 reviews
James
31 years of experience

William

34 years of experience
523 reviews
William
34 years of experience
As always, excellent service!

Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience
Real pro

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