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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Harrisburg?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee$1222$699.77$522.445%$1291.02
2014 Chevrolet Spark$1067$696.56$370.464%$1115.81
2010 Toyota Venza$2163$1222.28$940.405%$2286.53
2014 Lincoln MKX$1001$602.11$398.954%$1053.61
2013 Mini Cooper$1224$616.23$607.936%$1304.23
2008 Porsche Boxster$1160$666.45$493.945%$1225.45

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 Harrisburg

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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.
Fast and Friendly

Joe

43 years of experience
822 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
Quick and efficient service. Joe is a great guy.

H

26 years of experience
828 reviews
H
26 years of experience
Honest and I was very happy with the service today.

Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
Fred was very nice and polite. He fixed my A/C issue. I will have to mention though that a knocking noise is coming from the engine that was not there before.

Carlos

28 years of experience
504 reviews
Carlos
28 years of experience
Carlos was very professional and worked around my schedule to fix my car. I really appreciate having him as my mechanic, and will continue to request him for all future repairs!

Travis

13 years of experience
586 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!

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.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Excellent service in replacing my 2008 Nissan Altima's AC compressor, receiver dryer and compressor pigtail. Peter arrived early, got to work quickly and finished faster than expected. He also explained all the work he did very clearly.

Rodney

36 years of experience
544 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Absolutely amazing. Was very patient and focused on the job. Worked around any issues that came up, and really cared about what he was doing. Got it done efficiently, and diagnosed other problems with ease. Highly recommend!

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