Since the clutch has only been available from the dealer before and the price is high, it is a tough sell but I have done a few of them and on one car it failed a second time without compressor going bad but we opted for a new compressor the second time anyway due to age and miles (70K first time and 130K the second).
The problem with pricing for a shop though is if you are doing it the right way or the cheap way.
Doing just the clutch, you don't have to empty and recharge the A/C system so that cost is saved.
Also doing the whole A/C compressor the right way also includes receiver/dryer and expansion valve with all the extra labor and recharge so suddenly the price skyrockets for a complete A/C comp compared to just the clutch assembly.
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