Car AC Compressor Replacement at your home or office in Waxhaw.

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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Waxhaw?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2011 Mazda 2$1448$944.63$503.444%$1514.38
2006 Honda Accord$1294$476.73$816.917%$1401.23
2014 Kia Sorento$1740$1046.21$693.424%$1830.96
2015 Mercedes-Benz E400$4805$4263.52$541.441%$4876.27
2009 BMW 335d$1914$1334.38$579.433%$1990.13
2015 Audi S8$2480$1824.77$655.433%$2566.52

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 Waxhaw

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Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter was awesome. He showed up early and got the job done fast. He explained what he fixed and showed me the old parts. Peter was well prepared with all the necessary tools. It was so convenient while he was outside working on the car I was inside wat high tv. Car is good as new! It drives amazing!
Pete was on time, enjoyable to communicate with, and obviously knows his profession!

Ben

41 years of experience
1402 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was proffesional, fast and left me with a powerful running AC system on my car. He finished way before the given time frame. Will definelty use his services in the future.

Adam

29 years of experience
95 reviews
Adam
29 years of experience
Great guy!! Honest and dependable!

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Great mechanic helped me get back on the road when I was out of town on a holiday. Greatly appreciate the service.

Jay

37 years of experience
942 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Everything went as expected. The repairs appear to be spot on. Will use again.

Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
Very professional. He arrived on time and got the job done quickly. It was much more convenient than having to drop it off at a shop. I will request him again.

Chris

22 years of experience
2218 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Second time I've used Chris, and it won't be the last. He showed up half an hour early for a 7am appointment, and finished the job of replacing and recharging my a/c, for half of what the dealer wanted, and hours earlier than the original time estimate. Also advised me of work that the dealer would likely do for free.

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