Background: I have a car that is way overdue for replacement, 1997 Lexus ES300 that also recently had its compressor seize up. While looking for used cars, considering the limited travel nowadays I thought maybe I should research on a cost-effective fix.
Checking some prices:
- bypass pulley ~$50 on eBay
- remanufactured compressor ~$120 eBay
- used compressor ~ $60 Pick n Pull
I see that row52 allows to contact part pullers to get the parts and ship them, presumably many of them are also car mechanics as well.
Can we request for local pullers to fetch the part and also do installation (ofc. charging labor costs) rather than just getting the part? Or would it be inadvisable and better to just order a part and use proper auto repair shops for the installation?