Originally Posted by speedmerchant
So that would be $2400 to replace compressor and belt right? Actually what compressor? The a/c is an electric unit up front I believe and the air compressor for the motor is gear driven I think. Could be wrong but pretty sure.
Just had the belt replaced (31,000 miles) as there was only half the belt holding on. Price for belt was $35.89 and an hour labour. So less than $200 for belt and labour. Had the Haldex air dryer filter replaced as well, was shocked the price for the filter alone was $215!
I think they made up for the the cheap belt replacement on the air drier service. We own two commercial fleet repair shops and the filter cost roughly $40 - $50 dollars pending the time of the year. Here in the East many distributors run specials since fall is the time most commercial trucks service the air system.
I always carry a spare belt and fuel filters - including the plastic bowl for the Alliance (yellow) filter. Depending where you are broke down with bad fuel unless a the repair shop stocks the Alliance filter it must be purchased from a Freightliner dealer and they could be few and far between.