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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Ridgefield?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Subaru Forester$1774$1317.74$455.953%$1833.74
2008 GMC Envoy$1464$580.20$883.407%$1579.95
2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500$1056$514.71$541.446%$1127.46
2008 BMW 328xi$1918$1244.05$674.424%$2007.30
2007 Lexus IS350$2181$1060.30$1120.886%$2328.80
2015 Porsche Boxster$2521$2017.20$503.442%$2586.95

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 Ridgefield

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Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, did a great job. Truck running fine. Let me know exactly what he did. Very polite and courteous of time.

Enrique

21 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
21 years of experience
Great service. Enrique was awesome. Will use him again if we ever need it.

Alex

16 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
16 years of experience
Alex was efficient and explained everything I needed to know . He put my mind at ease.

Fernando

27 years of experience
54 reviews
Fernando
27 years of experience
Professional and honest.

Gustavo

17 years of experience
410 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Not related to AC compressor. The fuel gage still shows at between half and a quarter tank of fuel even after filling up the gas tank from fuel pump replacement replaced work order.

Jerome

36 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
36 years of experience

Chris

22 years of experience
2235 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
So much better than going to a shop. Chris quickly diagnosed the problem with my AC and scheduled a follow up to address the problem. I didn't have to leave my car at the shop while they worked on 20 other cars before mine. This process was very affordable and the minimum down time for a very busy family car.

Shawn

23 years of experience
167 reviews
Shawn
23 years of experience
AC fixed with no issues

Jose

12 years of experience
55 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Great Job… very pleased with his work and professionalism!

Eduardo

19 years of experience
552 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
Great Job

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