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Want to learn more about Air Conditioning Compressor repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

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.

What does an ac compressor replacement involve?

  • 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.

Can I replace my car AC compressor myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend an air conditioning compressor replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a bad 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.

How long does it take to replace an AC compressor in a car?

The time an air conditioning compressor replacement will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace the air conditioning compressor?

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 causes AC compressor failure?

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 other cases pistons, valves, bearings or the AC's clutch might need replacing.

Can I drive my car with a bad AC compressor?

This depends on a number of factors, including on the type AC compressor fitted to your vehicle. Generally if your air conditioning compressor's pulley is broken then the belt will likely not be able to move freely which in turn can affect other items driven off the belt and in turn the engine. It is recommended to always check with a professional mechanic if it is identified that the AC compressor is bad.

Is it worth replacing compressor on AC unit?

If you're unsure whether your AC compressor needs replacing we would recommend to book a diagnostic with a professional mechanic. The mechanic can check and advise on next steps.

How can you tell if your car AC compressor is bad?

Typical symptoms that could mean the AC compressor is bad could include:

  • AC does not deliver cold air from vents
  • Clicking sound from the engine compartment
  • AC does not switch on

How much does it cost to replace an Air Conditioning Compressor?

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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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an air conditioning compressor repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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