Its most likely going out. Thats how mine died. Expect about 240$ for a replacement. If the AC lines are leaking it will make the new one go out sooner then normal as well, since the refrigerant also has the lubricant for the internal parts in it. You can buy a replacement bypass pulley for around 30$. Its not an extremely tough job, but it can be annoying because theres not much space to work with when it comes to getting access to the bolts.
Last edited by agent00kevin; 05-14-2011 at 03:07 AM.