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Do you have a Holden Astra and the air conditioning has suddenly stopped blowing cold air? Then most likely the compressor clutch coil has failed.

This is a common problem with Holden Astra air conditioning. Most people with Astras would believe they need a regas.

This can be true in some instances, but the symptoms can be much different. Gas leaks usually result in the air con gradually losing its cooling effect before complete failure.

A sudden loss of all gas would give you the same symptom as the clutch coil but you would probably notice when the gas escaped, or find evidence of compressor oil on the floor or on the car.

What will it cost to fix this problem?

First of all it must be accurately diagnosed. Depending on your location it will cost from $88.00 for me to come out to you and test the system.

If it is the clutch coil then replacing the coil costs $570.00 including GST, which includes the original call-out cost if repair is done there and then. This includes a new coil, the labour to remove the compressor and fit the new coil, and re-gassing of the system.

However some other problems can show up while doing this repair, which can then lead to having to fit a new compressor (which comes with a new coil).

The front compressor seal may also show signs of failure, which can allow gas to escape gradually. If this is the case then a new compressor is the best option.

Replacing the compressor is quicker than repairing the coil. It costs more but you won’t have to worry about other issues occurring. Your new compressor also has a warranty, whereas just replacing the coil does not cover you for other compressor failures, like the seals.

So what does it cost to replace the compressor? The total cost including parts, labour and regas would be from $1025.00 including GST. The final cost will depend on the compressor type.

We can do either repair option on site and it will only take a couple of hours to get your Astra air con working ice cold again.

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