Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office in Harrison.

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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Harrison?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Scion tC$2305$1402.94$902.404%$2424.19
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee$1136$613.95$522.445%$1205.20
2010 Dodge Ram 2500$884$551.31$332.464%$927.56
2009 Lincoln MKX$1172$602.11$569.946%$1247.11
2006 Infiniti M35$1326$765.82$560.445%$1400.07
2012 Porsche 911$1208$666.45$541.445%$1279.20

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 Harrison

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26 years of experience
828 reviews
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26 years of experience
A honest, trustworthy, dedicated mechanic. I appreciate the effort he puts into making sure the job is done right!
Exceptional work. Very hard working and honest.

David

16 years of experience
635 reviews
David
16 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable , honest

Christopher

27 years of experience
347 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Christopher replaced the air conditioning system in our '07 Hyundai Accent and now we have ice cold air. I would definitely use his services again. I highly recommend Christopher !

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Joshua did a great job for us replacing the air conditioning compressor on a 2001 Saturn L200. He arrived on time and did the job in my driveway for the estimated amount - which was several hundred dollars less than two other estimates. He also did an inspection of the car to identify any other items that may need attention. It was the best car repair experience I've ever had.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1408 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Patrick got the ac running .

Jason

24 years of experience
57 reviews
Jason
24 years of experience
Lovely guy who did great work!

Breck

20 years of experience
681 reviews
Breck
20 years of experience
Breck did a great jib on the truck. He was fast and finished very quick.

Matt

15 years of experience
111 reviews
Matt
15 years of experience
I should have had mechanic find problem on first appointment, but I asked for a compressor replacement. I do not have the money to fix the rear a/c at this time (ie expansion valve for rear of Tahoe. I was impressed with Matt.

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