Testing A/C Compressor
Is there a way to test the A/C Compressor? I need to know if it is in fact the compressor or if it is just the clutch...
The car left me stranded 5 hours from home I had a mechanic there rebuild the tranny, replace the radiator, suspension links... I get home and there was a squeal under my hood when I turned on the heater. If I shut the heater off, the squeal went away. We unhooked the a/c compressor, no more squeal so.. now I am trying to figure out for sure what it is.. since I am a female, I need some good tests to make sure the mechanics are being straight up with me..
They are also telling me that the parts are around $500 and by the time I will need to spend $1200 to fix this issue... does that sound right?? Seems pretty high to me, especially when I see the a/c compressor online for around $200..