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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Mount Holly?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2012 Kia Rondo$1395$929.83$465.454%$1456.58
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse$1283$598.61$683.926%$1372.61
2011 Mercury Mariner$2459$2060.06$398.952%$2511.56
2006 Cadillac CTS$1772$546.31$1225.378%$1933.06
2013 Mercedes-Benz S350$1508$956.90$550.944%$1580.40
2014 Jaguar XK$2220$1450.68$769.414%$2321.43

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 Mount Holly

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William

34 years of experience
517 reviews
William
34 years of experience
So glad I found a mechanic that was fast, efficient, friendly and professional. Would recommend him and your company to everyone.
William did a great job and I will definitely request him for future work.

Greg

22 years of experience
333 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
The only one that will touch my car

Ben

41 years of experience
1410 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Friendly and professional. Even pointed out a few problems that another mechanic told me would be much more difficult to trouble shoot.

Shawn

23 years of experience
158 reviews
Shawn
23 years of experience
Very knowledgeable about what he's doing would highly recommend him to any one

Christopher

27 years of experience
347 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Overall Chris was phenomenal. He came over introduced himself, did a quick briefing and to work he went.

Brian

23 years of experience
658 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
It was a great experience. My car AC is running like new.

Corey

17 years of experience
332 reviews
Corey
17 years of experience
Corey contacted me prior to my appointment to reschedule due to parts availability and was thorough in explanation of changes and options regarding diagnostics or repairs. He was professional, polite, and efficient. My services were an A/C compressor replacement and oil change. He completed both in a timely manner with complete and thorough documentation during the visit. Overall, a great experience and better than any dealership service bay I've taken my vehicle to for service. I would definitely book again for future services or repairs and highly recommend him.

Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
Peter was the best. He showed up early and was done with my compressor in an hour and a half. Would reccomend him to anyone in the Phoenix area. We will definitely be requesting him again for our mechanical needs!!

Whitney

39 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
39 years of experience
Real pro

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