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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Rosedale?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD$1275$543.57$731.427%$1371.32
2011 Ford Fusion$964$650.38$313.464%$1005.13
2011 Kia Forte$1172$753.65$417.954%$1226.65
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500$1684$1142.39$541.444%$1755.14
2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT$1120$473.65$645.937%$1204.65
2009 Ford Mustang$835$483.21$351.465%$880.96

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 Rosedale

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Gary

27 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
27 years of experience
Gary does a fine job and is fast at what he does. Second time he has done work for me....would prefer him if need auto work done again.

Ben

41 years of experience
1402 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was on time, extremely polite and very knowledgeable. I would refer him again and again to anyone looking for an excellent technician.

Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
Professional and punctual, completed job quicker than originally planned.

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Mechanics like Joshua F makes this concept works. Joshua was professional and knowledgeable. He was able to diagnose the problem and efficiently fixed it. He was honest and patient in explaining what he did and about the recommendations he provided. Thank you YourMechanic for this genius idea! We just need more mechanics like Joshua F in our area. I will definitely use this service in the future.

William

34 years of experience
510 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Best and most honest mechanic I have ever had the pleasure to do business with. 100% knowledgeable and skilled. If I ever need another mechanic, William is the one I want. 10 stars!

Alex

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

Rodney

36 years of experience
532 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
He was very professional and nice and let me know what is good and bad with my car.

Eduardo

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

Gustavo

17 years of experience
396 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Very Knowledgeable, very experienced.

Brian

23 years of experience
652 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
Brian was here on time and did the work in the time required for the ac compressor replacement. He was courteous and explained the process to me thoroughly. I'm very happy with the result and would love to have Brian as my mechanic again.

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