The AC Compressor just started making noise when I have my AC off. I took a look at it and I can see all kinds of metal shavings around the pulley. When I turn on the AC it does not make the noise and the AC runs fine so that is what I'm doing. I took it to a local shop (Penn Jersey) and they wanted $900 and another shop wanted $850. The guy at the Penn Jersey told me I probably had metal shavings from the bearing in my AC system? Is this not a closed system? How can this get in?
I was thinking about doing this my self since money is tight. The cheapest I can find the compressor is for $379.99 and the accumulator for $54.99. Does any one else know where I can get a better price? Can I just replace the clutch? If I do this and pull the compressor off do I still need to replace the accumulator? Has anyone just replaced the clutch on the system without pulling the compressor off? Any links to tutorials or information period would be a great help!