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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Moraga?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty$1128$595.99$531.945%$1197.99
2012 Ford Escape$1059$698.20$360.964%$1106.70
2009 Mazda 3$1392$774.59$617.435%$1473.34
2009 Infiniti M35$1343$782.55$560.445%$1416.80
2009 Acura RL$1799$981.62$816.915%$1906.12
2011 Porsche Boxster$1567$1016.45$550.944%$1639.95

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 Moraga

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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.
Very knowledgeable, did a great job. Truck running fine. Let me know exactly what he did. Very polite and courteous of time.

Jeremy

20 years of experience
603 reviews
Jeremy
20 years of experience
Handled the job like a boss

Alex

16 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
16 years of experience
Alex did a great job. On time, got repair completed 100% satisfaction.

Bryant

12 years of experience
605 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Professional and excellent mechanic.

Jose

17 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
17 years of experience
Jose is great, professional & did a good job !! Also he was very flexible with scheduling

James

30 years of experience
883 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Great mechanic and great person! He's a car genius.

Dan

39 years of experience
981 reviews
Dan
39 years of experience

Rusty

23 years of experience
515 reviews
Rusty
23 years of experience
Rusty has worked on my cars for a few years, and I will continue to book him. He is honest, trustworthy, and does a great job.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter took care of a warranty repair from a defective part on the previous repair job. Not only did Peter do a great job but Yourmechanic stood by their warranty commitment, and their was no fuss. I continue to highly recommend Peter and continue to use him for all of my repairs.

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