2005 Honda CR-V: Is it worth paying for a new compressor and labor just in case a new compressor clutch switch blows out the existing compressor?

Asked by Nov 06, 2014 at 06:28 AM about the 2005 Honda CR-V EX AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2005 CR-V started blowing warm air. The mechanic switched two switches and said
the compressor clutch switch is bad. He said it's sometimes better to replace the
compressor at the same time as the new compressor clutch switch sometimes blows out
the compressor as it's a new part with an old part . Is this true?
Is it worth the expense of paying for the new compressor and labor just in case the  
new compressor clutch switch blows out the existing compressor?

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http://www.automd.com/repaircost/ ..won't even give an estimate to replace just the clutch, but entire compressor job $1,069. Oddly, it gives an estimate to replace compressor WITHOUT replacing clutch. (head scratch on that) bur doesn't matter, its the same. Now, http://www.cars.com/auto-repair/estimate/results/?make=Honda&model=CR-V&year=2005&zc=91316&serviceTypeId=2 ..gives the same estimate..$950 to $1145 range. OK. Here is the trick: The clutch alone will cost you at least $259 from Parts Geek and $160 From eBay, but as we know eBay you don't know what you're getting. NOW, http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/search/A!s!C+Compressor/02645/C0354.oap?model=CR-V&vi=1430832&year=2005&make=Honda lists complete compressors WITH clutch for $285 and another better OEM for $319. The labor will not be that much less, even though the mechanic must purge the r134a and re-charge. Bottom line..go ahead and do all IMO. You will save little if any money and get a warranty.

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