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Posted: 09/08/22 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So Ford found a leak at the AC compressor on my 2006 Ford class A Damon Daybreak. Dealer quoted me 1800.00 to install new compressor, evac system and charge system. I'm guessing a lot of labor is invloved to work on this? Just curious if this sounds right as far as replacing this part on this Ford. Thanks!


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That's about what my Chevy dealer would charge IMO.


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Posted: 09/08/22 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The compressor itself is about $200 and a new dryer another $50. Flushing out the entire system might use $30 worth of chemicals. $1800 sounds like the "I don't really want to do this job but if I do, they will have to pay for it" price. Shop around and I think you will find others that may be interested in doing your work.

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if only a leak then parts and labor. Do not need to flush unless the compressor blew up. Seems high to me.

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I had a 95 Chevy Astro van that the compressor failed. I did the work myself except for the evac. It cost 1100.00 back in 2006 so that price is not too far out of range for 2022. Good luck.


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Posted: 09/08/22 02:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you sure they are not required to change the refrigerant to a new formula, replace the proportioning valve, replace the dryer, maybe some hoses.


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As a comparison, which has nothing to do about labor, I installed a new compressor, new condensing coil, new dryer, new proportioning valve, flushed the system and bought the vacuum pump and gauges to recharge the system. Bought the parts as a complete kit from Rockauto, and bought the vacuum pump, R134a, flushing fluid, and gauges from Amazon. This was for my Chrysler hemi. Total cost for the parts AND the tools to do the installation myself and the total came to about $500.
As far as working on an RV, sometimes removing a tire, engine cover, etc, makes the access not that much different than working on an automobile. It is just that most shops don't like RV's or they think that RV owners are rich so they just pad their bill.

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rgatijnet1 wrote:

As a comparison, which has nothing to do about labor, I installed a new compressor, new condensing coil, new dryer, new proportioning valve, flushed the system and bought the vacuum pump and gauges to recharge the system. Bought the parts as a complete kit from Rockauto, and bought the vacuum pump, R134a, flushing fluid, and gauges from Amazon. This was for my Chrysler hemi. Total cost for the parts AND the tools to do the installation myself and the total came to about $500.
As far as working on an RV, sometimes removing a tire, engine cover, etc, makes the access not that much different than working on an automobile. It is just that most shops don't like RV's or they think that RV owners are rich so they just pad their bill.

I would hope most reputable shops are not getting their parts on line.


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Yep, Rockauto selling MoPar parts is definitely a no no to some people that have never used them.

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Lantley wrote:


I would hope most reputable shops are not getting their parts on line.


I've seen Rock Auto and Amazon boxes in a number of dealers shops. The parts that came in them were usually correctly branded unless they were for trade-ins being refurbished.


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