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My 98 E320 A/C compressor starts leaking oil and my mechanic told me it's about time to get a new one. It's still working reasonably well now, I can get evaporator temp as low as 2C in a 85 F day and the refrigerant pressure seems to be in the normal range too.. Before it's completely going south (freezing up), is there any symptom or warning sign?

I would like to know how hard is it to replace the A/C Compressor myself? Other than depressurized the system, what other procedures are involved before taking off the compressor??

My mechanic said he will charge me somewhere in the $200 range to replace and recharge the system (provide that I can get a compressor myself). Is the price reasonable?? I found a Denso compressor (Reman) for $359 somewhere on the web..
 

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Thanks Bob.. Did you replace it yourself? If so, how hard and what procedures are involved??

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Thanks Bob.. Did you replace it yourself? If so, how hard and what procedures are involved??

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NO! Not me. Had a friend at STS do it. All I can tell you is that you must replace the A/C drier and its hose at the same time. All compressors' warranties are dependant on that and a complete system flush.

Sorry I ain't more mechanical :)
 
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