AC Compressor Replacement Cost

AC Compressor Replacement Estimate (National Average)

Validated estimate range for national average.

The average cost for a AC Compressor Replacement is between $708 and $958. Labor costs are estimated between $149 and $189 while parts are priced between $559 and $769. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Parts & Labor Breakdown
Labor: $149 - $189
Parts: $559 - $769
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Best Practices

We recommend replacing the A/C drier when the A/C compressor is replaced. The A/C drier acts as a moisture and debris filter for the A/C system and a new part will keep the repaired system clean. (This will add additional parts and labor cost to the estimate.)

Any restrictions in the A/C system will need to be identified and repaired or a recurring problem with the A/C compressor is likely.

Common Symptoms

AC compressors may need to be replaced if they are found to be leaking oil and/or refrigerant.

Failing A/C compressors that make unusually loud noises while operating should be addressed before they cause damage to other parts in the AC system.

Common Misdiagnoses

"Stop leak" compounds are not recommended, as they are a temporary solution and can damage A/C components, resulting in expensive repairs.

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AC Compressor Replacement Cost