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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Wayne?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2009 Saturn Aura$1314$715.87$598.435%$1393.12
2011 Ford E-250$1102$570.26$531.945%$1172.26
2016 Scion tC$2373$1470.54$902.404%$2491.79
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350$1201$744.91$455.954%$1260.91
2013 Lincoln Navigator$1443$721.48$721.926%$1538.48
2013 Porsche 911$1558$1016.45$541.444%$1629.20

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 Wayne

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David

42 years of experience
220 reviews
David
42 years of experience

Thomas

12 years of experience
101 reviews
Thomas
12 years of experience
Did a great job getting the AC fully replaced and up and running. My car feels great now! Worked quickly, efficiently, and communicated all being done well for me.

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Joshua did a great job for us replacing the air conditioning compressor on a 2001 Saturn L200. He arrived on time and did the job in my driveway for the estimated amount - which was several hundred dollars less than two other estimates. He also did an inspection of the car to identify any other items that may need attention. It was the best car repair experience I've ever had.

Xavier

16 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
16 years of experience
This is my second time using Xavier for our auto repairs, and we will never use anyone else. Both times have been outstanding customer service experiences. He does a great job of explaining what he is going to do, and gets the job done quickly. He is friendly and courteous, and goes above and beyond what is expected. We don't live in Jacksonville, but we are happy to drive an hour for Xavier work on our car!

Gregory

31 years of experience
383 reviews
Gregory
31 years of experience
Gregory is a nice person

Eduardo

19 years of experience
550 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
Quick and efficient. Great work.

William

34 years of experience
523 reviews
William
34 years of experience
So glad I found a mechanic that was fast, efficient, friendly and professional. Would recommend him and your company to everyone.

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
Allen did a great job! Very conscientious worker, very knowledgeable and readily answered any questions we had. I would recommend him to anyone!

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Patrick is a consummate professional and extremely courteous. Very thorough and diligent. He noticed a problem with one of the components he installed and personally followed through to make sure to make sure things are made right. I feel my automobile is in good hands.

Dia

32 years of experience
84 reviews
Dia
32 years of experience
He was on time, polite and professional. Work was completed quickly. I will call again for future mechanical needs.

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