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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Gardners?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 Jeep Wrangler$1378$656.23$721.926%$1473.23
2009 Ford Ranger$729$377.95$351.465%$775.70
2016 Chevrolet Express 2500$1342$714.75$626.935%$1424.25
2015 Audi Q7$1977$1368.97$607.933%$2056.97
2010 Audi A6 Quattro$2305$1259.86$1044.895%$2442.36
2012 Chevrolet Corvette$1730$742.38$987.896%$1860.38

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 Gardners

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Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
Thank you Peter for fixing my air-condition. Very knowledgeable and professional.
Peter Sario was very knowledgeable very easy to talk to the man knows what he's talking about and he knows what he's doing I will recommend him to my family and Friends he definitely did an awesome job I am super satisfied Peter you the man.

Matt

15 years of experience
111 reviews
Matt
15 years of experience
Great job Matt! I'm very lucky to have gotten a great service tech such as yourself.

Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience
This is second time that Whitney has worked on our cars. He is very good at what he does. Explains things very well and very professional and friendly person. If we have another problem with our cars he will be the first person who we would call again. Thanks Whitney for all your help and for fixing my Lincoln. Bapsy Vaid.

Eduardo

19 years of experience
552 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
Eduardo was on time and very professional. I am very pleased with his service

Gustavo

17 years of experience
410 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Gustavo was very professional, demonstrated high knowledge and skilled diagnosis of this vehicle's AC system problem. The results of his work was well worth the call to Your Machanic. And I will highly recommend this auto service to my friends and family.

Jean

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

TJ

26 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
26 years of experience
He was on time ,very knowledgeable and thorough. He has a very friendly personality and I was very happy with his work .He worked very hard in the blazing sun and always kept a smile. A great mechanic and a good person

Jay

37 years of experience
953 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
He did a good job

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
On time and very professional. And most importantly a great mechanic. Highly recommended.

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