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Old 05-01-2007, 09:08 PM   #1
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Okay, all I know for sure is that I need a new compressor clutch, and probably bearings (they were grinding before I bypassed the pulley). Is this fairly easy to replace, or at least to have done at a shop? Other than that I think it just needed a freon recharge.

If not, what am I looking at as far as total A/C replacement? Some place quoted $1000 for replacement. That sounds a bit high to me...
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In 92, if I'm not mistaken that had the old R-12 Freon. That'* more expenive than R-134, therefore maybe conversion may be in place.

As for the price to replace the complete A/C system installed, if it'* all new parts that they're adding then that price is very reasonable, if it'* used parts, than you could probably knock a few hundred off. Depends on whether it'* been done at a dealer or not.
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Thanks, I ended up getting the whole unit replaced, and I took it to this wonderful little middle-eastern shop that'* been down the street from my parent'* house pretty much since they've lived there (24+ years). They got a new unit, converted it to R-134, and replaced it all, also recharging the freon/oil.

Grand total... $445.

Now THAT'* a bargain! hehe. It'* so cool now! yay! ^_^
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When you say whole unit, are you referring to the

Compressor
Clutch
Evaporator
Condensor
Lines
Drier
Seals
Controls
etc?
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It had to be just the whole compressor and clutch assembly he was talking about, I would think. That'* still not a bad deal at all.
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yeah, compressor and clutch. nothing else was wrong.
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I hope I'm that lucky when we check it out.


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