Mechanics

A/C QUESTION ABOUT CLUTCH AND COMPRESSOR

1993 Toyota Tercel

Air Conditioning problem
1993 Toyota Tercel 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 69000 miles

My mechanic said I need a new compressor and wants $998.51. When pressed for details he said it is for:
compressor 412.76
O rings 10.00
clutch 282.75
labor 135.00
evac and recharge 158.00

When I asked why the clutch when it is the compressor that is bad, he said that it was best to replace the clutch because if it goes bad any time it would damage the new compressor and it would have to be replaced again. Someone else advised me to ask if the clutch and the compressor arent all one part.

Did I receive honest answers and good advice from the mechanic? Are these prices in line with industry standards?

P.S. We just replaced the evaporator core and dryer at a cost of $495.00 2 weeks ago and the condenser 8000 miles ago
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GGarvey312
May 16, 2008.




Mmmmm, I dont think so. You can get a compressor for that vehicle probably for about 120.00 brand new and the clutch is part of the compressor, so what is this guy talking about. Go somewhere else for a second opinion. I wish we lived near each other I would have you buy the compressor and I'll do the labor for about 100.00 bucks. What he's talking is rediculous. You can also buy your own compressor(with clutch) and just pay for the labor. But yes go somewhere else and get a couple of opinions. Thats rediculous/(did I spell that right) lol

Legitimate007
May 17, 2008.
What about the $158.00 for evac and recharge?
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GGarvey312
May 17, 2008.
Thats about right but the vac should be included in the recharge because you have to vacuum it mandatorily before you put anything in it

Legitimate007
May 17, 2008.

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