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Swinton Recovery Ltd

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15th October 2018
“Kept in communication with what was happening with the parts being delivered for the car, came and fit them fast and efficiently the next day. Thankyou very much.”


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“Ahmed confirmed arrival time by phone and arrived on time.....He was very friendly and knew exactly what needed doing to my car....he worked quickly and efficiently, giving me advice and completed the job within the stated time.”


Kia Rio • AC compressor drive belt replacement

16th January 2016
“Ahmet was on time and communicated he'd call if there was any problems arriving.
Upon arrival, he was very thorough and informed me of all the outstanding problems and what they were generally caused by - most were problems that were usually associated with my make (which meant he knew what to look for immediately).

Explained everything back to me in a way I could understand (not being mechanically minded).

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“Gary was spot on with the repairs! He is knowledgeable and thorough without wasting time.”


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Want to learn more about Air Conditioning Compressor repairs?

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What does an AC compressor do?

The compressor pumps and pressurises the AC refrigerant through the system past the system's evaporator which feeds the air into the cabin. The compressor is directly powered by the engine, off its serpentine belt.

How do you know there is something wrong with an AC Compressor?

  • When the air conditioning does not work.
  • When there is no cool air coming from the air vents when the system is turned on.
  • Poor fuel consumption.
  • When there is a ticking noise coming from the engine bay.
  • When there are patches of fluid on and around the AC unit.

When should you consider an AC Compressor replacement?

The compressor comprises a variety of internal parts which, over time, can of course wear or fail. Sometimes the seals of the compressor can fail, in this case the compressor needs to be replaced as the seals cannot be replaced on their own.

In other cases pistons, valves, bearings or the AC's clutch might need replacing. It can be the best option to replace the whole AC compressor as it can be cheaper than replacing individual parts. Moreover, chances are parts might have been affected by other faulty parts, as debris might have circulated through the system. Depending on make it can be a requirement to replace the system's orifice tube and receiver dryer when replacing the AC compressor.

Should you experience problems with the AC system, then it is advisable to have the AC system and the AC compressor inspected and, if necessary, have the AC compressor replaced. Seeing that the AC compressor is especially prone to wear over time it should always be serviced as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during an AC Compressor replacement?

  • Mechanic will read the ECU for possible fault codes related to the AC system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the AC system and the AC compressor.
  • Mechanic will check the pressure and electricity in the AC compressor.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the AC compressor.
  • Mechanic will remove the refrigerant.
  • Mechanic will take out the compressor and ancillaries (like the orifice tube and receiver dryer).
  • Mechanic will cleanse the AC system.
  • Mechanic will fit the new compressor and, if applicable, receiver dryer and orifice tube.
  • Mechanic will refill the system with refrigerant.
  • Mechanic will inspect the system for leaks and test the system to see if it works properly.

How much does an Air Conditioning Compressor replacement cost?

The cost of replacing an air conditioning (AC) compressor depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your AC compressor replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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Recent Air Conditioning Compressor repair quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.


Check & adjust AC compressor drive belt

Vauxhall/Opel Zafira B 1.8L 2010 13

AC evaporator to compressor line replacement

Hyundai Getz 1.3L 2005

Check & adjust AC compressor clutch

Proton GEN 2 1.6L 2007

AC evaporator to compressor line replacement

Citroen Xsara Picasso HDi 1.6L 2006