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

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Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
The repairs to my vehicle were done within the 4 hour time frame. Peter called prior to arrival. He was courteous, professional, and answered any questions about my vehicle that I had. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family and I will definitely call him if I need further assistance with my vehicle.
Peter arrived early and completed our air conditioning repair in less time than anticipated. He was friendly, professional and honest to say the least and I would not hesitate to recommend Peter to anyone needing automotive work. He also performed a safety inspection and provided a quote on items turned up during that inspection. We are very happy with the service provided.

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Very good technician. I'm an auto mechanic myself and have worked on most everything you can think of, but lacked the necessary tools for this job. I hired Jeffrey to take care of it for me and he did not disappoint. Quick and thorough, he went the extra mile to complete the job. I NEVER let anyone service my car but felt very comfortable with this guy. Highly recommended in my book.
Very professional and helpful

TJ

26 years of experience
362 reviews
TJ
26 years of experience
He was on time ,very knowledgeable and thorough. He has a very friendly personality and I was very happy with his work .He worked very hard in the blazing sun and always kept a smile. A great mechanic and a good person
He was on time, sweet, and overall a great tech! I stood and watched and chatted about the services being provided sonI fully understood what was being done. He was knowledgeable and efficient. 10/10 would have him service my 1998 Jeep cherokee again!

Rodney

36 years of experience
523 reviews
Rodney
36 years of experience
Rodney was on time and completed the work in less than three hours. He replaced the A/C condenser and clutch. He also pointed out that I would need to replace the alternator in the future (I did). He is friendly and does great work. Very professional.

Manuel

32 years of experience
560 reviews
Manuel
32 years of experience
Mr. Sanchez showed up at the expected time, worked for about a half hour, and discovered he needed another part. He offered two solutions. He would go get the part and finish today or he will get the part and do the job Friday. I opted for today. The vehicle was left clean with all promised work done. I cannot comment on the actual repair because nothing has had time to break, but everything is very much as I expect it. Mr. Sanchez took the extra time to talk with me about future needs for the vehicle, and was forthcoming with answers and suggestions. This was my first experience with an "at home" mechanic, and based on this experience it will not be the last.

Chet

41 years of experience
483 reviews
Chet
41 years of experience
Chet was on time, friendly and courteous, did a great job, answered all my questions, and knows what he's doing.

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.

Russell

24 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
24 years of experience
Great job , fast and friendly we recommend Russell .

Eduardo

19 years of experience
522 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
great worker very professional

Gustavo

17 years of experience
375 reviews
Gustavo
17 years of experience
Gustavo was very professional, demonstrated high knowledge and skilled diagnosis of this vehicle's AC system problem. The results of his work was well worth the call to Your Machanic. And I will highly recommend this auto service to my friends and family.


How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Wilmette?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Explorer $1017 $704.91 $311.96 9% $1124.16
2009 Mitsubishi Galant $1493 $637.36 $855.89 16% $1787.61
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 $1397 $773.38 $623.92 13% $1611.88
2013 Mini Cooper $1184 $616.41 $567.92 14% $1379.66
2012 Infiniti M37 $1703 $887.01 $815.89 14% $1983.51
2013 Audi S4 $1520 $888.19 $631.92 12% $1737.44

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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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