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2014 Malibu A/c compressor estimate

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Jun 13, 2022, 10:57 AM

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So I took vehicle to mechanic and it turns out compressor is bad. They quoted me 1650 because they have to replace the filter dryer and exspansion valve then recharge with freon. Does this sound about right? or should i get a quote somewhere else. cant they just replace compressor? Thanks for any advice

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Jun 13, 2022, 11:25 AM

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It's a little on the steep side but not a lot.

I wouldn't be automatically be changing the expansion valve though. I would be replacing the condenser. That is the part that is nearly always plugged up by a compressor failure and can lead to a subsequent compressor failure. Expansion valves are rarely effected by a compressor failure..


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Jun 13, 2022, 7:43 PM

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Go for it anyway costly as it is. It is a dying trade I know that sounds like a lot it's deadly now not to have A/C.
Let an in person tech decide - you say only yes or no to the cost,



Jun 15, 2022, 7:02 PM

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Depending on the failure nature, I'd consider the condenser as well. Chances are your refrigerant control valve in the compressor failed. That can only be determined by operating pressures. If you have them, post them. That would hel a lot to decide what to replace.
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