Air Conditioner Compressor Replacement
AAA Member Estimate Summary
$1,384.00 - $2,074.00*
Estimate including parts, labor and Member Discount
Repair Estimate Summary
$1,434.00 - $2,124.00*
Repair Estimate including parts and labor only
Your Estimate Includes
Parts: $1,302.00 - $1,953.00
Labor: $132.00 - $171.00
*Contact a local AAA Approved Auto Repair facility for a specific price estimate.
Member benefits disclaimer:
1. All repairs, both parts and labor, are guaranteed by the facility for 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, under normal operating conditions, unless otherwise stated in writing. Other restrictions may apply. See facility for details.
2. Members save 10% (up to $50) on regularly-priced parts and labor at AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities if discount is requested. Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon. Valid AAA membership card must be presented at a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility at time of service.
Repair Cost Estimator Legal Disclaimer:
Your estimate pricing is based on the estimated time for the repair, the estimated range of labor rates based on the state where the repair will take place, and the estimated range of price of the base parts needed for the repair. Estimated price is customized for your vehicle make, model, year and trim, but does not include diagnostic charges, taxes, disposal or environmental fees, oil or other fluid costs, or other ancillary parts that may be needed for the repair. Vehicle repair costs may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Actual repair costs will vary based upon labor rates, time required for the repair, actual parts used, your vehicle condition or other circumstances pertinent to your particular repair job.
Repair Cost Estimator is to be used for informational purposes only and is only intended to serve as a general guide. Automobile Club of Southern California does not take any responsibility for automotive service decisions or automotive work decided upon as a result of using Repair Cost Estimator. Always consult a certified automotive mechanic before making important automotive repair and service decisions. Use our Service Shop Finder to locate service shops and mechanics near you. Automobile Club of Southern California is not responsible for errors or omissions.
What is an A/C Compressor?
The compressor is one part of a vehicle’s air conditioning system. It pressurizes the refrigerant in the system to cool the interior of the vehicle. If the compressor fails, the system loses its ability to generate cold air. Service to replace a failed compressor includes recovering refrigerant from the system, removing the compressor and the receiver-dryer component, flushing excess debris from the system if necessary, replacing the compressor and receiver-dryer, evacuating the system to remove air and moisture, and recharging the system with proper amounts of lubricating oil and clean refrigerant. When servicing the compressor, it is also common to have other air conditioning system components checked including the condenser, accumulator, evaporator, expansion valve, orifice tube and fan motor.