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AC COMPRESSOR

2007 BMW X5 • AWD Automatic • 60,000 miles

What is the cost to replace the air conditioning compressor for a 2007 BMW X5 4.8i?
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Lhh1118
June 16, 2011.




The estimate is 1200--1600 dollars. Call different shops in your area, compare estimates. The cheapest place may not be the best? That's your decision.
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JDL
Jun 16, 2011.
Thanks for the response. Does your estimate include labor or is that an estimate for the parts alone?

Tiny
Lhh1118
Jun 16, 2011.
The estimate is both parts and labor.

JDL
Jun 16, 2011.
I was quoted for $2300 (approx. $1300 alone for the compressor!). This seems remarkably expensive compared to your estimate? I understand that your response was only an estimate, but I can't imagine that the difference in cost would be that significant. What do you assess as being the reason for this disparity?

Tiny
Lhh1118
Jun 16, 2011.
I've seen a remanufactured compressor for around 500 bucks. I'm sure a new oem compressor is the best. In my area, okla, The estimate said 1361 dollars for parts, that includes compressor--refrigerant oil-- refrigerant. Labor-- 320 dollars.

Different shops charge different labot rates. At the moment, I don't know the cost of a brand new oem compressor?

The database I normally use for this site didn't even give an estimate on your vehicle. I had to look elsewhere.

JDL
Jun 16, 2011.
The site I use has the compressor @ $300, labor is what it is, where do you want to go from here mate?

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 25, 2011.
The car is in the shop and getting fixed up. Apparently the compressor exploded (not sure why but it may have had something to do with some loose bolts). It turns out that they had to replace the compressor, receiver dryer element, expansion flush valve, and A/C belt. All said and done, the total was about 2500 with labor. It was not a good day for me.

Tiny
Lhh1118
Jun 29, 2011.
Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and move on. After you write the check, it doesn't hurt too long. You have to do what you have to do and move on.

One of my vehicles is down at the moment, radiator decided to blow a gasket "poetic license". Had to order a new one, supposed to be here tomorrow. Not near as costly a problem as yours.

JDL
Jun 29, 2011.
It was a pretty big bullet to bite. Anyway, thanks for all of your help. It was good to have an idea of what to expect in talking with the mechanics at the shops. Keep up the great service!

Tiny
Lhh1118
Jun 29, 2011.
Yeah, a nice vehicle, expensive parts. Good luck

JDL
Jun 29, 2011.

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