Options to fix this compressor, 2001 Honda Insight?

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Options to fix this compressor, 2001 Honda Insight?

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Already got the remains of the field coil off. Compressor shaft turns fine and there appears to be a full charge in the system with no signs of leaks. I don't see a clutch assembly sold for this model outside the dealer whose prices wouldn't make sense. Other than picking one off my parts car or buying a complete new aftermarket compressor, are there any other choices?
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I'd say new aftermarket comp. Flush, new double end capped PAG 46 oil, new condenser, new TXV, new o-rings, new valve cores, new caps. Everything has a beginning and an end. Do it once, do it right. Remember that's a 20 year old car.
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I think I'd also lean towards brand-new compressor. But since you have used parts available, and the compressor shaft turns and you say it appears to contain your R134a, you're not out much to try your used parts.
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New OEM just a few dollars more than the import version.

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I bought the car to sell so spending that much for a new one if this one turns out bad, would be a last resort.

Got the compressor off my parts car. Clutch works fine. Will swap it out tonight.

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