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Toyota Camry AC Compressor Replacement

An AC compressor is an important component in your car’s air conditioning system, and the cost of replacement will vary depending on the type of car.

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Toyota Camry AC Compressor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Toyota Camry AC Compressor Replacement is $800. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2002 Toyota Camry 2.4L L4
240,000 miles
Connor C  • 
September 6, 2020 1:12 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89119
7.80  hrs
2007 Toyota Camry 2.4L L4
211,000 miles
Jennifer J  • 
July 31, 2020 9:13 PM  • 
Irvine CA 92606
2.70  hrs
2007 Toyota Camry 2.4L L4
136,000 miles
Jose G  • 
July 17, 2020 3:11 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89142
6.90  hrs
1997 Toyota Camry 3.0L V6 LE
300,000 miles
Geoffrey H  • 
June 21, 2020 3:30 PM  • 
Chino Hills CA 91709
3.80  hrs
2010 Toyota Camry 3.5L V6 XLE
140,000 miles
Karum O  • 
May 28, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Laguna Niguel CA 92677
4.70  hrs
2010 Toyota Camry 2.5L L4
114,000 miles
Kevin C  • 
May 5, 2020 8:42 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95823
3.90  hrs
1996 Toyota Camry 3.0L V6
143,000 miles
Seth W  • 
March 30, 2020 10:48 PM  • 
Citrus Heights CA 95621
6.60  hrs
2002 Toyota Camry XLE
150,000 miles
Janice P  • 
September 4, 2019 5:59 PM  • 
Winchester CA 92596
4.40  hrs
2010 Toyota Camry SE
103,000 miles
Kevin C  • 
August 19, 2019 3:40 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95823
3.40  hrs
1999 Toyota Camry CE
157,000 miles
Kevin W  • 
August 11, 2019 10:04 PM  • 
San Jacinto CA 92583
2.10  hrs
1998 Toyota Camry LE
270,000 miles
Miguel V  • 
July 18, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Monterey Park CA 91754
4.90  hrs
1998 Toyota Camry LE
270,000 miles
Miguel V  • 
July 15, 2019 8:15 PM  • 
Monterey Park CA 91754
2.90  hrs
2010 Toyota Camry LE
160,000 miles
Jamie D  • 
July 14, 2019 5:47 PM  • 
Apple Valley CA 92308
4.30  hrs
2001 Toyota Camry LE
210,000 miles
Jonathon C  • 
July 14, 2019 7:53 AM  • 
Fontana CA 92335
3.20  hrs
2003 Toyota Camry LE
23,000 miles
Zoa V  • 
July 14, 2019 3:01 AM  • 
Laguna Woods CA 92637
4.40  hrs
2004 Toyota Camry XLE
80,000 miles
Sd A  • 
May 28, 2019 7:00 AM  • 
Irvine CA 92612
4.10  hrs
2003 Toyota Camry SE
184,558 miles
Tara S  • 
May 25, 2019 1:00 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90007
3.70  hrs
2002 Toyota Camry 2.4L L4 XLE
230,000 miles
Connor C  • 
Las Vegas NV 89119
4.70  hrs
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What is an AC Compressor?

An AC compressor is a necessary component in your car’s air conditioning system. Air conditioning being the “AC” in “AC compressor”, if you didn’t already figure that out.

The AC compressor serves two main purposes. First, it pumps the refrigerant through the air conditioning system. And second, it creates pressure for the refrigerant. Both of these things are crucial when it comes to creating cold air, which I’m guessing is something you would like your car’s air conditioning system to be able to do.

The bulk of AC compressors get their power from the drive belt or belts. Depending on the type of car you have, the AC compressor may be controlled by an AC compressor clutch, which is engaged when you use the climate control buttons, or it may be of the variable displacement variety, which uses a control valve. Some cars even have their AC compressor running at all times, just at varying levels.

It’s fairly common for elements in your car’s air conditioning system to die with wear and tear. The AC compressor is especially vulnerable, due to the fact that a leak in the refrigerant will result in low levels of lubricant for the AC compressor. This is the primary cause of failure.

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Symptoms of a failing AC Compressor

Warm air conditioning

In theory, climate controls are simple. You ask for cold air, you get cold air. You ask for hot air, you get hot air. Things get complicated when you ask for cold air and get hot air. But that’s exactly what might happen if your AC compressor is busted. No, you're not going crazy. When the AC compressor’s life is over, your air conditioning system won’t have a way of cooling down the air that it’s sending into your cabin. Then you’ll get warm air, which isn’t so great on a sunny summer day.

Rattling noise

Your car should generally make two noises: The sound of the engine, and whatever you're blasting through the stereo. That's about it. If it makes more noises, you might have some issues on your hands. If the AC compressor is broken, you may hear a rattling noise, due to the compressor being loose, and...well...rattling around. Makes sense yeah? So, when you hear a noise, get it looked at. And when that noise is rattling, it may be the compressor.

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How urgent is an AC Compressor replacement?

Air conditioning is a luxury. It’s far from an important safety feature on your car. So, you’re completely safe to drive around, even with a bum AC compressor.

You might be miserable. And you might do further damage to the air conditioning system, which will cost you extra money when you do get around to fixing the compressor. But at least you’ll be safe.

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