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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
2007 Chevrolet Uplander$712$384.33$327.9513%$825.08
2016 Nissan Murano$742$462.08$279.9611%$838.33
2010 Toyota Venza$719$406.83$311.9612%$826.08
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350$651$394.83$255.9611%$738.83
2011 BMW X5$622$445.83$175.978%$682.33
2010 Jaguar XF$841$440.83$399.9514%$978.33

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.


Recent AC Condenser Replacement reviews

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Kevin

24 years of experience
395 reviews
Kevin
24 years of experience
Ford Escape - AC Condenser - Lilburn, Georgia
Kevin was very knowledgeable, personable and efficient and did a great job. I will definitely request him for any future repair needs I have and will recommend him to friends and colleagues.
Ford Fusion - AC Condenser Replacement - Roswell, Georgia
It was a little tricky getting the time nailed down, we had to reschedule a few times, but that wasn't really Kevin's fault. Overall the work was done quickly and fixed the issue I was having with my AC. I would recommend as an alternative the dealership repairs.

Christopher

20 years of experience
247 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
Ford Edge - AC Condenser - Brandon, Florida
I've had 2 appointments with Christopher, one to diagnose and one to fix, and he has been prompt and extra helpful both times.
Hyundai Santa Fe - AC Condenser - San Antonio, Florida
Our appointment was ag 11 but Christopher had a cancellation and contacted us to see if he could come early. He did the job very fast and now we have Ice cold air. Thanks again for the awesome service.

Allen

36 years of experience
471 reviews
Allen
36 years of experience
BMW Z3 - AC Condenser - Oviedo, Florida
Alan worked for eight straight hours in close to 100 degree heat. Never complained. Did a great job for me and I will request him every time. Superior mechanic.
Toyota RAV4 - AC Condenser - Mims, Florida
Allen did a great job! Very conscientious worker, very knowledgeable and readily answered any questions we had. I would recommend him to anyone!

William

34 years of experience
301 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Ford Ranger - AC Condenser - Glendale, Arizona
Best and most honest mechanic I have ever had the pleasure to do business with. 100% knowledgeable and skilled. If I ever need another mechanic, William is the one I want. 10 stars!
Dodge Nitro - AC Condenser - Peoria, Arizona
He was very prompt, professional, offered suggestions and replaced the AC condenser within a few hours. Will use him again for future issues with my SUV.

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