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How much should it cost to repair air conditioner including the compressor?

(2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara)
in Harriman, TN on May 24, 2014
My mechanic diagnosed my non-working air conditioning system as being an electrical problem. He fixed that problem and said he put freon(spelling)in and came back and said the compressor needed to be replaced and it could cost $600 and up. He is trying to find the part now after I paid 213.51 for what he already did.
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on May 24, 2014
He had to diagnose and fix the electrical problem first , unless the compressor was 'locked-up'. $600.00 for parts and labor is in the ballpark. Check on warranty first.
on May 25, 2014
Thanks for the reply but the cost of the compressor is what he said would cost $600 or more. He also checked the lines and said there was no leak and put freon in and then took it back out until he could put a compressor on and then he would put the freon back in. I have already paid for all that if I don't spend the money for a compressor to be put on, then basically, I have paid for nothing but a diagnosis.
on May 26, 2014
diagnosing it might have saved you more than what a guess would've cost. I know it's really no consolation , but if you read enough of the questions posted , you'll see an awful lot of money spent and wasted on guesswork , before they finally post a question............And then they don't even reply to the answers they get! Hope you get your A/C resolved. Compressors (especially the better brands) aren't cheap. If the repair is done correctly , it'll probably be worth it.
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