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How much does AC Condenser Replacement cost?

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

AC Condenser Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2006 Buick Rendezvous$774$384.15$389.456%$824.90
2011 Saab 9-5$684$408.60$275.475%$720.35
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD$704$286.15$417.957%$759.15
2016 BMW 640i Gran Coupe$699$394.65$303.965%$738.65
2009 Audi Q7$690$348.15$341.966%$735.15
2013 Jaguar XFR-S$1116$432.02$683.927%$1206.02

AC Condenser Replacement Service

What is the AC Condenser all about?

The AC system has many key components: compressor, condenser, receiver dryer, evaporator, and hoses. For an AC system to work, it needs a gas or liquid substance called refrigerant (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars). The job of an AC condenser is to convert the AC gas into a liquid form by cooling it.

There are two common causes of condenser failure. The first scenario occurs when the condenser starts leaking. The condenser has tubes and seals, both of which can leak with normal wear and tear. Since there is no way to replace these tubes and seals, you will need a new condenser. Keep in mind this can also be caused by physical damage as the condenser is mounted near the front of the car and as such is susceptible to rocks or other road debris.

In the second scenario, the condenser is unable to circulate the refrigerant due to metallic debris blockage. This debris is often the result of a failing or defective AC compressor where internal parts of the compressor come apart and disperse metallic debris throughout the system. If this is the case, you will not only need a new condenser, but also a new AC compressor, orifice tubes, and receiver dryer.

Keep in mind:

  • When the AC condenser is replaced, the compressor, orifice tubes, and receiver dryer often have to be replaced as well.
  • Any refrigerant that has not leaked out will need to be vacuumed out.

How it's done:

  • Install an AC gauge set to measure the pressure.
  • Inspect the condenser for leaks.
  • If condenser is bad, remove all of the refrigerant.
  • Remove and replace condenser.
  • Evac and recharge the AC system.
  • Leak check for any system leaks.
  • Check for proper operation of the AC system.

Our recommendation:

The AC system is a sealed unit. It is not something you will inspect or service unless you notice a change. If you notice a change in the temperature of the air through the AC vents (not as cold as it should be), schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the AC Condenser?

  • Air conditioning is not as cold as it should be.
  • Air conditioning does not work at all.

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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William

34 years of experience
523 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Cadillac Escalade V8-6.0L - AC Condenser - Litchfield Park, Arizona
Knowledgeable, friendly and extremely experienced, from the first time William came to diagnose my Escalade’s A/C problem I knew that I was in great hands. Not only did William get our vehicle fixed and feeling factory new, he showed a trust and professionalism that will keep him and Your Mechanic as our primary auto serviceman. Thank you William!

Rusty

23 years of experience
514 reviews
Rusty
23 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GLK350 V6-3.5L - AC Condenser - Arlington, Texas
Rusty completely changed out my a/c compressor and condenser, a difficult and time consuming job. Once again he accomplished the task expertly, efficiently and expeditiously. It now works better than new. I would highly recommend him to anyone for any automotive mechanical work.

Jequan

7 years of experience
78 reviews
Jequan
7 years of experience
Saturn Ion L4-2.2L - AC Condenser - Durham, North Carolina
Jequan was great! Very thoughtful and answered all my questions. Showed me exactly what was needed and went to work and got the job done in a timely manner. I can say how pleased I was. Thank you

Jean

15 years of experience
66 reviews
Jean
15 years of experience
Lincoln Navigator V8-5.4L - AC Condenser - Tampa, Florida
He was very helpful and honest and explained everything well. Was also there when he said he would be, I would highly recommend.

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