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A dealer has diagnosed our mini-van with a bad bearing in the AC compressor, and says it'll cost $ 1000.00 to replace !!! Can I get an after market or by-pass??? It is a 4 cylinder and they say that is a problem..Jim this is a 1999 Plymouth Voyager being used by my son at college....

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If your compressor is bad it needs to be replaced. You have several different options. 1. Run to a local auto parts store, buy a new compressor and have someone install and refill your system. 2. Buy a used compressor from a salvage yard have it installed for cheaper but more likely to go out faster. 3. Keep going to the dealer who will more then likely go to the same auto parts store buy the same part and increase the price on your invoice then charge you more per hour to install it then the local mechanic that's a block away. 4. The local mechanic might be able to put a smaller belt on and bypass your ac compressor. Putting the smaller belt on doesn't always work. Only on some vechiles. And on a personal note, if that dealership wants a $1000 for this job, I would consider that highway robbery!

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