Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office in Seal Beach.

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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Seal Beach?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Ford Expedition$1438$715.87$721.926%$1532.87
2012 Ford Fusion$991$668.08$322.964%$1033.58
2008 Dodge Magnum$1214$682.18$531.945%$1284.18
2009 Mercedes-Benz C230$1489$909.29$579.434%$1565.04
2011 Lexus HS250h$2496$1527.52$968.894%$2624.02
2008 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG$1204$785.88$417.954%$1258.88

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 Seal Beach

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Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Always helpful, courteous, and professional! Highly recommend!
Excellent

Brian

23 years of experience
652 reviews
Brian
23 years of experience
I was overwhelmingly impressed by the work done by Brian. He is a professional. His expertise was demonstrated at the very start by the way he approached the job to be done. Whether I was being fooled or being prepped to be bamboozled by the shop that did the diagnostic of the problem, Brian's work and effectiveness put them to shame, I hate to say. Had I left my car at that shop, I would have been taken to the cleaners (x3) if I include renting a car for 10 days while they work on it. Sad. I am very happy to have found this website (yourMechanic.com) and feel very comfortable to use their services in the near future.

Augie

31 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
31 years of experience
On time, and job completed as promised. Excellent work. (And very convenient)

David

22 years of experience
67 reviews
David
22 years of experience

Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
Peter is very knowledgeable and professional. He is prompt and courteous and explains every detail. He did not need to replace one of the parts that the job called for so he called in and had that removed from the quote, who else does that? I will ask for him specifically going forward, and will recommend him to my friends.

Isai

27 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
27 years of experience
Mr. Rodriquez did a careful inspection and diagnosed the problems with my 2004 GMC Sierra's AC and right turn signal. I booked the appointment online and was notified by Your Mechanic of the appointment and some suggestions to make the appointment go smoother. Mr. Rodriquez was on time and completed the work in a careful and prompt fashion. My AC and right turn signal are working wonderfully and I'm very happy with the expertise, professionalism, and time to complete the repair.

David

16 years of experience
634 reviews
David
16 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable , honest

Christopher

27 years of experience
346 reviews
Christopher
27 years of experience
Outstanding. First rate Hard worker

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