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Old 10-25-2004, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys, the compressor on my 98 528 sport is making a clicking noise. I took it in and was told that my compressor was going out and was quoted $1200 for the repair. Should I let the dealer repair it or is there a better/cheaper way to take care of this problem? Open to any and all suggestions!

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Old 10-25-2004, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At least you know what the problem is. Get more quotes from other shops and do some cost comparison.

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Also you may want to consider a used one from a wreck. I got a whole engine came out of 99/528I with 43.000 miles on it. Real cheap and works perfect.
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i have the ac compressor from my 325i, i dont use it and was going to take it out tonight...if it is the same, make me an offer...

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Originally posted by Beamer5@Oct 25 2004, 02:49 PM
Guys, the compressor on my 98 528 sport is making a clicking noise. I took it in and was told that my compressor was going out and was quoted $1200 for the repair. Should I let the dealer repair it or is there a better/cheaper way to take care of this problem? Open to any and all suggestions!

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Before you replace the A/C comp - check the idler pulleys and tensioners. Unless the car has 150K + the A/C unit is pretty stable. The idler pullys and tensioners are suspect after 70K.

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