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2004 Grand Caravan a/c compressor making noise. Dealer is asking $800.00 to replace A/C Compressor. Thank You

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If the van is out of warranty, take it to a non-dealer for an estimate. Ask your neighbors or co-workers for recommendations on a local repair shop. Dealer hourly repair cost is typically much higher than other repair shops....compressors are not cheap and replacment is labor intensive, but you could save some money taking it somewhere else.

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