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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in McDonough?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe$1407$703.86$702.926%$1499.36
2013 Nissan NV2500$1617$638.62$978.397%$1745.87
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty$1049$507.93$541.446%$1120.68
2015 Acura ILX$2190$1040.94$1149.376%$2341.69
2014 BMW 650i Gran Coupe$2550$1932.88$617.433%$2631.63
2013 Jaguar XJ$1951$1248.23$702.924%$2043.73

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.


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James

31 years of experience
690 reviews
James
31 years of experience
Great experience. He was very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Answered all my questions and seemed to be a dedicated mechanic.

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Jacob took the time to explain how things worked, what was needed and what wasn't when I asked him about the service. He handled the change in the order for me and kept me in tune on where he was during the repair.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1412 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
excellent! Just wish he was more available.

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.

Jay

37 years of experience
948 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Great Guy  Great job he knows what he is doing you can't ask for a better Guy and well equipped for any job thanks again Jay

Terry

30 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
30 years of experience
terry turned a bad situation into a very pleasant one. talking to the people on the phone was a nightmare, and I hope no one ever has to experience what I did. but terry on the other hand, was a pleasure to have been assigned to repair my vehicle. he is a true professional. he knows his trade well. if I were to need auto services in the future, and if I used My Mechanic, I would only allow terry to work on my truck.

Duane

25 years of experience
510 reviews
Duane
25 years of experience
Very Professional and prompt. Thank you Duane for the Great work.

Alex

16 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
16 years of experience
Fixed my car quickly and for a great price, definitely recommend Alex he was very kind and explained everything to me up front. Great service!

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
great as usual!

Noe

36 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
36 years of experience

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