How Much Does Car Air Conditioning Repair Cost?

A car’s air conditioner will have five main components:  the refrigerant, which is designed to carry the heat; the compressor, which draws in and compresses the refrigerant, moving it along; the condenser, which expels the heat; the expansion valve, which regulates the refrigerant flow; and the evaporator, which will cool down the car by blowing the hot air from the inside of the car across the refrigerant.  Unfortunately, some of these parts can go bad, ultimately forcing your air conditioner to either blow hot air or not work at all.  Since it can be hard for a technician to find out where the leak is coming from, it can take up to an hour or so to know exactly what’s going on.

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Average Reported Cost: $1259.67

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  1. Roy Brown (Renton,  Washington) paid $1354 and said:

    was this a fair price?

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Mel R (sacramento,  California) paid $1400 and said:

    Condenser fan and motor plus recharging the system.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  3. bob (ft meyers,  Florida) paid $1025 and said:

    bought new denso compressor new delco fan clutch -accumulator-air tensioner &belt &serpentine belt for 600.00 looking for some one to install for 425.00 for total cost of 1025.00

    Was it worth it? Yes

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