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Hello everyone,

I started having problems with the A/C on my 2003 GT v6 a few months ago. It was putting out warm air but no cold air. I bought a freon refill kit and tried refilling but after a few hours of working normally the a/c started only blowing warm air. I checked around the compressor and found a few leaks using the black light that came with the kit. After that I took it to a local shop and I was told that a new compressor needs to be installed, costing in the range of $1000. I am trying to figure out if I should go with a used compressor on ebay and have them install it. So here are my questions:

1) I found there are different compressors for the 2.0L model and the 2.7L model, are these the same?

2) I currently have about 70k miles and the compressor went bad, is this around the range of miles that compressor usually go bad and if so when looking for used compressor what is an acceptable range of mileage on the car it was pulled from?

3) What is a ball park figure on a used compressor? On labor for installing a compressor?

Thanks in advance to everyone taking to the time to read and answer my questions, your time is much appreciated.
 

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www.RockAuto.com shows different compressors for a 2003 4cyl & 6cyl. Likely the mounting is different, not sure though.

PS, checking part numbers on RA is a good way to check for yourself as the part will also show years & models that use the same part allowing you to source used parts.
 

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Charlie:

Thank you for the response, I double checked with the local parts store and they also said its different for the 4 & 6cyl.

Now I'm trying to find a used compressor nearby, any idea how much that should be? I understand it varies with the mileage of the car it gets pulled from. And labor should be a $100-300?

Thanks again.
 

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No clue on the price of a used compressor.

You could install it yourself and save some cash.

I would figure on a seal kit (basically new O-rings), dryer & maybe filter (you can pick these up as a kit on RockAuto, probably ~$60 for all this in parts.) Install the kit then have a shop pump the system down and then refill it.

Figure a couple hours tops shop time, even if they do the seals.

PS, this is all a best guess on my end.
 

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