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Matthew

33 years of experience
1113 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
matthew is a good worker i would recommend him to other people
very knowledgeable smart quick showed up early prepared and ready to work

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Josh is the kind of mechanic you always want to work on your car. He truly has a passion for fixing cars and can explain what needs to be done in terms i could understand. He's the kind of mechanic that you can trust. I'm not trying to sugarcoat this but I had a great experience with him replacing my a/c compressor and will ask for him again for my next service needs.
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.

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Excellent.
Allen was cordial, prompt and efficient. He completed the repair in what I consider a rapid time.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1346 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
He arrived on time as scheduled and went over in detail what he was going to do. After finishing, he went over the reason why the A/C compressor wasn’t initializing because of faulty instrument panel which is being short circuited. He’s very patient and treated me well.
My A/C stopped working and he fixed it quickly.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter is an amazing mechanic, prompt, knowledgable and friendly. We will definitely be booking him in the future when our vehicles need maintenance. 10/10
Peter showed up early to beat the heat. Handed over my van keys and he immediately started working. Work completed ahead of schedule. He answered all of my questions. He talked with and showed me future issues that will need to be addressed. He is very knowledgeable and a professional at all times. Will definitely recommend him to friends and family.

Joseph

33 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
33 years of experience
Very nice & knowledgeable! My car was making a little noise after the compressor was installed but the noise was not related and he showed me what it was under the hood.

Verne

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Verne
18 years of experience
Great service.

William

34 years of experience
421 reviews
William
34 years of experience
William did a great job and I will definitely request him for future work.

Greg

22 years of experience
203 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
The only one that will touch my car

Art

25 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
25 years of experience


How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Spanaway?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 $873 $640.71 $231.97 8% $952.46
2013 Scion xB $1645 $820.62 $823.89 14% $1927.87
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata $1404 $740.48 $663.91 13% $1632.73
2014 Audi Q7 $1816 $1311.93 $503.93 8% $1989.18
2014 Lincoln MKX $935 $599.34 $335.95 10% $1050.84
2010 Porsche Cayenne $1676 $1107.82 $567.92 10% $1871.07

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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.

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