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

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How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Yelm?

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

Car AC Compressor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Camaro$1164$679.52$484.445%$1227.77
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt$1209$601.01$607.936%$1289.01
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD$1056$514.71$541.446%$1127.46
2014 BMW 328i$2127$1633.04$493.942%$2192.04
2013 Acura ILX$1770$677.33$1092.387%$1913.58
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG$1019$563.30$455.955%$1079.30

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 Yelm

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Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter did an amazing job! He is polite and professional. Quoted a great price that did not change. The work done was top notch! I highly recommend Peter and this service company!
Peter did a great job- professional, friendly and trustworthy. Explained the whats and whys of the work he performed, he saved me a little money on the quoted price, left me happy with his work and my car. Thank you Peter.

Eduardo

19 years of experience
550 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
Eduardo was on time and very professional. I am very pleased with his service
Quick and efficient. Great work.

Patrick

33 years of experience
1412 reviews
Patrick
33 years of experience
excellent! Just wish he was more available.

Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
Fast and Friendly

Ben

41 years of experience
1416 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Ben was awesome but my mechanic online service and customer service can use some work. They need to communicate better and not quote people on one service then add additional service later. Especially when the mechanic didn't recommend them.

Jeffrey

27 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
27 years of experience
Jeff is a great mechanic, I would not trust my car to any other mechanic!!

Armando

10 years of experience
37 reviews
Armando
10 years of experience
Very cool. After he fixed the a/c compressor replacement and window motor, I took a look at the complex vehicle report that he does which includes a comprehensive report on fluids, tires, oil, etc. Also the report contains photos of the work performed. I'll definitely be using yourmechanic again!

Matthew

33 years of experience
1222 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
matthew is a good worker i would recommend him to other people

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