Ok so the past few days my engine has been making an intermittent grinding noise, so I took it to my mechanic, who told me that it is something to do with my A/C compressor. He showed me it, and there are metal shavings around the belt. I asked if that was why I had no air conditioning, and he decided to test the system. He put in some refrigerant, and discovered that it'* leaking out as fast as it'* going in. It'* the condenser that is bad there
So my question is: what should I do? Should I have them replaced? I pay for my repairs, and not my parents, so my money is kinda tight. What type of price would I be looking at?