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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Farmingville?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 GMC Sierra 1500$1307$566.37$740.926%$1404.87
2008 Mercury Mountaineer$1007$541.93$465.455%$1068.68
2010 Chevrolet Suburban 1500$1090$529.86$560.446%$1164.11
2009 Lexus GX470$1433$559.09$873.907%$1548.09
2010 Lincoln MKS$1164$783.70$379.964%$1213.70
2008 Audi S8$1842$1233.60$607.934%$1921.60

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 Farmingville

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Brian

23 years of experience
658 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Brian is a true professional a/c!
Brian was here on time and did the work in the time required for the ac compressor replacement. He was courteous and explained the process to me thoroughly. I'm very happy with the result and would love to have Brian as my mechanic again.

Rusty

23 years of experience
512 reviews
Rusty
23 years of experience
Great service

Thomas

12 years of experience
96 reviews
Thomas
12 years of experience
Did a great job getting the AC fully replaced and up and running. My car feels great now! Worked quickly, efficiently, and communicated all being done well for me.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter was terrific! On-time, professional and first rate!

David

22 years of experience
67 reviews
David
22 years of experience

Ben

41 years of experience
1410 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was proffesional, fast and left me with a powerful running AC system on my car. He finished way before the given time frame. Will definelty use his services in the future.

Gustavo

17 years of experience
400 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Very Knowledgeable, very experienced.

Christopher

27 years of experience
347 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
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Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Jacob was in one word. AMAZING! He was professional, he was honest. He explained to me exactly what he planned to do, even though I did not understand any of it. He did not overcharge me and for that I am extremely grateful. I will tell anyone I know about his service and I will recognize him to anyone who listens to me. I intend on requesting Jacob on every repair that I may need for both of my vehicles. He not only comes out but he is also extremely professional and honest to a fault. He was just so refreshing unexpected to meet in this day and age and I very much appreciated him.

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