Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office in San Dimas.

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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in San Dimas?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2008 Hyundai Accent$1439$1134.65$303.962%$1478.65
2015 Mazda 3$1521$1112.91$408.453%$1575.16
2008 Suzuki Forenza$1384$690.76$693.426%$1475.51
2009 BMW X3$1377$750.12$626.935%$1459.62
2013 Mercedes-Benz B250$1503$961.26$541.444%$1574.01
2007 Audi S6$2170$1229.22$940.405%$2293.47

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 San Dimas

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Greg

22 years of experience
353 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
Did an amazing job! Got my A/C working again.

Christopher

20 years of experience
311 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
Christopher showed up on time and completed the AC system repair in what I found to be an amazing timeframe. He discussed the repair with me and didn't leave until he verified all was working correctly. Solid experience all around!

William

34 years of experience
532 reviews
William
34 years of experience
He was on time, very knowledgeable, worked quickly, and was very polite and easy to communicate with.

Corey

17 years of experience
341 reviews
Corey
17 years of experience
Very professional great mechanic and comes prepared.

Jonathan

22 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
22 years of experience
Prompt, Proffesional, Polite. Job well done!

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Richard was on time he did a great job and I would use him again. He knew what he was doing was very professional and made sure I was happy when he left. I highly recommend using him.

Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
Great experience, Charles came and completed the repairs as requested. Only down side was original quote was $60 less than end price. I still feel the service was worth the final price though. Will surely use the service and Charles again

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Very professional and helpful

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
I was very skeptical about this service, being a first time customer. But, Peter put me at ease when he started explaining what he would be doing. He was extremely professional and very knowledgable. And, the price was the same as my quote. This rarely happens at auto repair shops. I am extremely satisfied with his work in the hot Arizona sun. My AC now works like new! Thanks Peter!

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Professional, courteous, punctual, friendly and knowledgeable. These are just a few words that I'd use to describe Allen and his work ethics. I was very pleased. As such, I would highly recommend Allen to anyone for their automotive needs. He explains (in detail) any and all work necessary to accomplish the same goal- a great running vehicle! I can't imagine going back to a dealer or some other mechanic to work on my Toyota truck. I'm a loyal customer now!

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