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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Poway?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Dodge Charger$1028$553.46$474.955%$1090.96
2012 Jeep Patriot$1032$690.47$341.964%$1077.47
2012 Volkswagen Golf$1445$865.31$579.435%$1521.06
2014 Lincoln MKT$1331$599.21$731.426%$1426.96
2008 Audi TT Quattro$1506$812.60$693.425%$1597.35
2016 Chevrolet Corvette$1565$577.15$987.897%$1695.15

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 Poway

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Patrick

33 years of experience
1402 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
Great work, very fast
Patrick showed up early and got right to work. He suggested a quick test before starting the main procedure that would tell us if the price was required. I was going to suggest this to him but he was one step ahead of me.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter arrived early and completed our air conditioning repair in less time than anticipated. He was friendly, professional and honest to say the least and I would not hesitate to recommend Peter to anyone needing automotive work. He also performed a safety inspection and provided a quote on items turned up during that inspection. We are very happy with the service provided.

Ben

41 years of experience
1402 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience

Eduardo

19 years of experience
542 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
very professional and quick; also a very nice gentleman.

Christopher

27 years of experience
346 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Christopher was on time, courteous, professional, and got the job done. After several delays that were not his fault, the job was done and done correctly!!! Thank you Christopher. Would recommend him to anyone who needs repairs done the right way!!!!

Gregory

31 years of experience
382 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Gregory arrived on time, was friendly and courteous, and got the job done despite running into issues that required him to obtain a part that was not part of the original order. He left, got the part, came back, and finished the job ahead of schedule. Works great now.

Jay

37 years of experience
942 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Great idea and couldn't be more convenient for me. Loved it.

Chris

22 years of experience
2218 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Chris was able to expertly troubleshoot my AC problem and even made accommodation (rescheduled) for a bad replacement part which I'd bought. I highly recommend him.

Jerome

36 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
36 years of experience
he knew everything i could see in an experienced way. well mannered and clear communication. not overbearing but curtieous without being know it all. j.b.

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