A new(rebuilt) compressor costs 130-150 on ebay. Place in Dallas I bought my last one. Works great.
Wouldn't it better to just go that route?
Considering I got it with a boatload of other stuff (4 ARC shocks off a 67Kmile XR7, two sets of front strut rod ferrules, complete save for evaporator AC out of a Dodge Dakota for the stepson, a pair of Escort front seats for the stepson's other car, master cylinder and booster for the wife's Malibu, and a boatload of odds and ends for the six cars between me, the wife, the stepson, and HIS wife) for $100 ...
But I found one remaned for $68 ... HOWEVER, I think the problem, if I have one there, is the clutch. So I could yank the clutch off the original compressor (there was a hint it was bad when I bought the car - there was a compressor in the trunk in box!) and swap that on. Just not sure, wanted to ask first.
If it's not the compressor or the clutch, but the wiring, then I'll probably put this compressor up for sale fairly cheap with the caveat I never saw it run, don't know that it DOES run, but that it did have pressure when I opened the system on Saturday.
(I've already checked the cycle switch and the WOT relay - all that's left is the clutch and the wiring to the clutch. So ... going to have to put it up on ramps to troubleshoot THAT, alas.)