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Please check to change only if the rework is going to be warrantied as after doing the work if the compressor is not pumping to the desired level , it would be a big mistake.
So estimate the cost of the rework to the cost of a new compressor and make your decision.
After all the Ac must do the job well in cooling and any let down will be a waste of money.

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This one is very cheap and may work. Personally not worth it to me.


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