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Volkswagen Jetta 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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Volkswagen Jetta AC Compressor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Volkswagen Jetta AC Compressor Replacement is $861. 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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Price
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
82,000 miles
Rebecca F  • 
July 29, 2020 1:02 PM  • 
Torrance CA 90504
$756
4.00  hrs
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
171,213 miles
Pedro M  • 
July 23, 2020 9:13 PM  • 
Fresno CA 93702
$696
6.10  hrs
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
90,000 miles
Heather R  • 
July 17, 2020 5:14 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85016
$761
5.10  hrs
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4 Turbo ...
89,500 miles
Thomaz N  • 
July 13, 2020 2:44 AM  • 
Chandler AZ 85225
$1,311
3.30  hrs
2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
85,000 miles
Brian C  • 
July 11, 2020 5:05 AM  • 
Henderson NV 89012
$696
3.00  hrs
2002 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4
150,000 miles
Marshawn A  • 
July 7, 2020 8:35 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85021
$672
3.70  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4 Turbo SEL
139,127 miles
Carole R  • 
June 19, 2020 11:40 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89166
$861
6.10  hrs
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo
63,000 miles
Melissa K  • 
June 13, 2020 5:46 AM  • 
Mesa AZ 85209
$983
3.90  hrs
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 2.8L V6 GLX
100,000 miles
Jacob C  • 
June 12, 2020 10:05 AM  • 
Riverside CA 92504
$1,413
5.60  hrs
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
143,000 miles
Jason T  • 
May 23, 2020 1:46 AM  • 
El Cajon CA 92021
$686
3.20  hrs
2000 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo
157,000 miles
Scott W  • 
May 17, 2020 4:20 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89106
$672
2.00  hrs
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4
186,000 miles
Michael S  • 
May 1, 2020 4:58 AM  • 
Gilbert AZ 85233
$737
6.10  hrs
2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
133,000 miles
Holly W  • 
April 27, 2020 10:46 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85018
$668
5.30  hrs
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL
62,000 miles
Daniel N  • 
November 20, 2019 5:28 PM  • 
Upland CA 91784
$1,008
4.00  hrs
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL
62,000 miles
Daniel N  • 
November 20, 2019 5:25 PM  • 
Upland CA 91784
$1,006
5.00  hrs
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL
62,000 miles
Daniel N  • 
November 20, 2019 5:23 PM  • 
Upland CA 91784
$850
5.20  hrs
2010 Volkswagen Jetta S
95,000 miles
Roy A  • 
August 15, 2019 6:10 PM  • 
Santa Rosa CA 95401
$805
3.20  hrs
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE
120,000 miles
Byron H  • 
July 30, 2019 4:08 PM  • 
Inglewood CA 90301
$989
5.00  hrs
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE
120,000 miles
Byron H  • 
July 30, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Inglewood CA 90301
$989
6.60  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE
134,000 miles
Sara L  • 
July 27, 2019 10:20 PM  • 
Hillsboro OR 97124
$1,007
4.10  hrs
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE
89,000 miles
Varinder K  • 
July 5, 2019 6:24 PM  • 
Pasadena CA 91107
$1,199
3.40  hrs
2014 Volkswagen Jetta S
75,000 miles
Taylor M  • 
June 11, 2019 9:00 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90042
$966
5.80  hrs
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE
123,214 miles
Crystal W  • 
June 10, 2019 12:30 PM  • 
Mira Loma CA 91752
$791
4.40  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 SEL
139,150 miles
Carole R  • 
 • 
Las Vegas NV 89166
$286
3.20  hrs
2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4L L4 Turbo SE
141,000 miles
Thomas F  • 
 • 
Las Vegas NV 89113
$720
3.00  hrs
2017 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4L L4 Turbo SE
141,000 miles
Thomas F  • 
 • 
Las Vegas NV 89113
$846
5.50  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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