I recently took my Honda Accord to the mechanic and it was found that there was equal pressure on the high and low side AC lines (around 90 psi on an 80°F day). However the clutch was still engaging on the compressor. Is this signs of an internal compressor failure?
And if so, do other components of the AC system need to be replaced in case debris has been spread throughout the system? I ask because this was initially diagnosed as a leak and I have already gotten the condenser and dryer replaced, and I'd rather not do that again.
Lastly, do you recommend replacing the expansion valve along with replacing the compressor? In my research I've seen recommendations to do it and others saying it is unnecessary.