- Jul 7, 2015
We have a 2003 LeSabre and last year replaced both the condenser and a/c manifold because of leaks. I drove to my mechanic this morning (who I only use for bigger jobs) and using the uv light, he noticed leaks at the compressor. He suggested replacing the entire compressor but I'm wondering if I should just try replacing the rings since it apparently is a common point for leaks. I guess the hesitation is that if it's not just the rings, then I've in a sense wasted the money for a recharge (the refrigerant is currently depleted). By the way, the clutch spins freely when I manually spin it so that makes me wonder if the compressor still has life. But also, we lost a/c relatively quickly....basically just felt the air warming over maybe 2 or 3 days and not weeks. Man, I just can't decide what to do...any recommendations based on all that?