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BMW 325i AC Condenser Replacement

An AC condenser replacement is a moderately difficult task. The cost of the job will vary, depending on the type of car you have.

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BMW 325i AC Condenser Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for BMW 325i AC Condenser Replacement is $627. 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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2001 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 168,000 miles
Twin Bridges CA 95735
Nov 18, 2020
$698 - $853
1995 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 383,000 miles
Reno NV 89506
Nov 17, 2020
$415 - $507
2002 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 150,000 miles
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737
Nov 5, 2020
$707 - $865
2005 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 57,000 miles
San Ysidro CA 92173
Oct 24, 2020
$752 - $919
2003 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 48,000 miles
Elk Grove CA 95624
Oct 23, 2020
$464 - $568
2006 BMW 325i
3.0L L6 Base • 151,000 miles
San Diego CA 92107
Oct 9, 2020
$387 - $473
2001 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 252,000 miles
Jurupa Valley CA 92509
Sep 23, 2020
$645 - $789
2006 BMW 325i
3.0L L6 Base • 87,000 miles
Santa Barbara CA 93105
Sep 22, 2020
$751 - $917
2005 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 81,000 miles
Ojai CA 93024
Sep 17, 2020
$434 - $530
1995 BMW 325i
2.5L L6 Base • 243,000 miles
San Diego CA 92103
Sep 17, 2020
$390 - $476
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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What is an AC Condenser?

The air conditioning (AC) condenser is part of your car’s AC system. Hopefully, that much is obvious. The condenser has the important job of removing heat from the refrigerant circulating throughout the system, thereby converting the refrigerant from a vapor to a liquid. You’ll find it located behind your car’s grille, in front of the radiator. Just how does the condenser work its magic to keep you cool? It’s actually pretty straightforward – no engineering degree needed. You see, the condenser is a heat exchanger, much like your car’s radiator. When your car is moving down the road, cool air passes across the condenser, removing heat from the refrigerant inside. At lower speeds, a fan located in the engine compartment takes care of airflow duties. Because, inside the condenser, the refrigerant’s temperature drops, the refrigerant also transitions from a vapor into a liquid. Once the refrigerant is a liquid, it can be metered into another AC component, called the evaporator, to cool the cabin.

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Symptoms of a failing AC Condenser

AC blows warm air

The AC condenser is an integral part of your car’s AC system. So, it should come as no surprise that, once the condenser is down for the count, you’ll be getting nothing but warm air out of the dashboard vents. The condenser can either fail because it’s leaking, clogged or restricted.

Refrigerant leaks

Here’s another shocker: The AC compressor can develop refrigerant leaks. Sometimes, the leaks are visible to the naked eye. In other cases, your mechanic may need special tools to pinpoint the problem.

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How urgent is an AC Condenser replacement?

Your car isn’t going to quit running if you’ve got a bad AC condenser. It is a good idea, however, to get a damaged condenser replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the AC system.

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