I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey with 163K on it. The belt tensioner was squealing a bit when the AC compressor kicked in about a week ago. I investigated it and it pointed towards the compressor.
Today the AC failed completely. The clutch will engage but the compressor turns very slow maybe one rev/min. There appears to be what remains of the clutch assy coming apart inside the pulley.
I am very mechanically inclined but have little AC experience. Any thoughts on replacing the unit myself VS a shop? I would not expect too many shops to just discharge the system only. I have read posts about replacing the expansion valve and dryer along with the compressor. I do not have access to Nitrogen but I do have access to a pump and gauges.
Thanks for any help you can provide.