About how much to replace A/C compressor?

alisandeJuly 18, 2013

My daughter-in-law's Crown Vic needed a new A/C compressor when they bought it a couple of years ago. The car was used, in great shape otherwise. The seller paid for the A/C repair, and all was well until this summer, when the compressor failed.

It seems like too much of a coincidence that two compressors would fail, but the second one was an aftermarket part, so maybe that's the explanation.

In any case, I hate to see my daughter-in-law and their baby driving around in hot car. The temp has been brutal lately. Does anyone have an idea of how much a repair like this would cost?


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The best place to ask is your local repair shop, one that is certified to handle and dispose of refrigerants.

Depending on the type of failure, the entire sysem may Need to be flushed to rid it of any debris. Little pieces of stuff can ruin a compressor.

If you do not know the history of the repair, that 'after market' compressor may have been a usesd one from a salvage yard. It could also have been a rebuilt or remanufactured unit. A rebuilt is that has been refurbished by replaceing the obvious failed parts to make it work again. A re-manufactured unit has been taken apart and all parts worn out of specifiaction replaced. Questionalble bearings and seals are replaced. A re-manufactured unit, on the average, is better than a rebuilt one. However, both will contain used parts and may not have the same life as a new one.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 4:32AM
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any shop owner could offer up their price here. its info. but we do not know what the shops in your area charge. and ALL the parts that may need to be changed. that can affect price. comp is 300. install is 400. so 700-800 would not surprise me. nor would 1000.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 12:05PM
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