A/C compressor Clutch is comming apart
I noticed that the a/c didn't work yesterday morning on my way to school, then finally got the noise from the A/C compressor evening. The mechanic says;;
" The A/C compressor clutch is coming apart..Due to the age and mileage of the vehicle, the compressor and clutch assembly should be replaced... for Warranty with the compressor the accumulator, and orfice tube need to be replaced.. The system also would need to be flushed. We do not know if there are any leaks in the system at this time. The accumulator and Lines are wet with oil, possible leak.
We also gave the option of the just installaing the compressor to act as a pulley. At your request no repairs were made at this time"
I want the second option A/C compressor woking as a pulley at this time, but I don't know how to replace this by myself. My Chilton'* manual doesn't say anything about A/C except 'don't touch'.
Can I replace the a/c compressor by myself?
Would you please let me know how to do this job? any special tool?
Any suggestion and recommendation will be appreciated...