'96 ZJ - DIY Compressor Replacement?
I've been fighting failing AC for some time now, and as my '96 ZJ has 354,700 miles on it, I'm hesitant to spent $700+ on a shop to replace the compressor.
I can tell the refrigerant is leaking at the clutch/pulley.
So the problem before has been finding a shop that would discharge the AC system for me to do the repair myself. The ones I checked said they aren't allowed to.
Well, right now, the leak has gotten bad enough that when I check the pressure on the low side, there is ZERO pressure in the system. Does that mean I might as well just tackle the compressor swap myself, and then take it to a shop to charge up? I know the compressor alone is probably $300, but I don't want to spend $700+ on repair.
Any info would be great. It's well up in the '90°F around here this time of year, so I'm dying without AC.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - 5.2L V8
366,700 miles (4/21/12)
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - 3.6L V6