How Much Does A/C Condenser Replacement Cost?

How Much Does A/C Condenser Replacement Cost?

On average, an A/C condenser replacement cost about $541 for the US, A/C condenser replacement costs can range from $462 to $620 according to RepairPal.com.

A/C Condenser Replacement Labor Estimates

Labor prices are estimated between $180 and $228 while parts are priced between $282 and $392. Estimate doesn’t include taxes and fees.

What is an AC Condenser?

As high-pressure refrigerant is pushed from the A/C compressor, it passes through a refrigerant line and into the A/C condenser. The condenser is located by the radiator and serves a comparable function. The condenser converts high pressure, high temperature gas into high pressure somewhat lower temperature liquid, required for A/C functionality.

How Does the AC Condenser Work?

When air flows through the air conditioning condenser, it cools down the gaseous refrigerant inside the condenser, and enables it to exit in a liquid state, ready to go to the accumulator.

What are the Symptoms Related to a Bad AC Condenser?

When the a/c condenser fails, the ac will fail too. The engine idle speed won’t oscillate normally when the air conditioner is on, and the air in the vehicle will be a little warmer than the surrounding temperature.

Can I Drive with an AC Condenser Problem?

Driving with a failing condenser isn’t comfortable in warmer types weather but won’t cause harm to the vehicle itself. Nevertheless, if the condenser is leaking, it can allow dust into the system causing blockage when a repair has been made.

When do AC Condensers Need to be Replaced?

The failing of an air conditioning condenser is typically due to being damaged, but debris in the ac system itself can cause it to clog. When the small metal fins on the outside of the condenser becomes matted with an outside substance, the condenser won’t function correctly, but might be repairable with an ac condenser specialty comb.

The location of the AC condenser makes it susceptible to damage if the vehicle is involved in a front-end impact. If such an accident happens, the AC system will need to be carefully inspected to guarantee that it’s operating properly and not in danger of failing later down the road.

6 Symptoms of a Bad Vehicle AC Condenser

  1. Lukewarm Air From Vents
  2. Burning Smell
  3. Overheating While Idling
  4. Noticeable Leaks of Refrigerant
  5. Warning Lights on Dashboard
  6. ODB Code P0534

Sources

  1. AC Condenser Replacement Cost – RepairPal Estimate.” RepairPal.com, https://repairpal.com/estimator/ac-condenser-replacement-cost.
  2. Autotechnician. “5 Symptoms of a Bad Car A/C Condenser (and Replacement Cost).” CarTreatments.com, 7 Nov. 2019, https://cartreatments.com/ac-condenser-symptoms-and-replacement-cost/.

Bridwell Automotive Offers Tune-ups In Scottsdale, Arizona 

Our dedicated team of ASE Master Technicians will replace your A/C condenser in your vehicle quickly and within your budget. You can schedule your A/C condenser replacement with Bridwell Automotive Center by using our contact form. Stop by our Automotive Repair Shop in Scottsdale located at 7171 E Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 or by giving Bridwell Automotive Center a call today at (480) 948-4781.