Re: A/C compressor is toast
I’ve had my ‘06 GT V6 since it had 7 mi on it. And the AC has been the only failure to date.
Love the car so much, I bought an ‘05 SE V6 w/6 spd manual trans with 105K on it.
Not knowing the history, just to start I replaced almost everything that was just old. Best prices were from Amazon or Rock Auto.
Timing belt kit (replace every 60K, if it snaps your engine is destroyed). If you don’t know when it was last done, replace it!
New condenser & radiator fans - $45 or less each.
New condenser and radiator - also $45 or less each.
New Alt, 120Amp replaced stock 90Amp one - $125
New Denso AC Compressor - $160
AC hoses - $20
Rear wheel hubs - $60 for both sides - Detroit Axle - eBay. Easy job. Fronts were good.
Drilled/slotted discs and pads, all 4 wheels $140 for kit on Amazon. Great deal with decent mid range ceramic pads.
Struts - front and rear - KYB - $160 for all, Amazon... local part stores wanted $110 per strut!
New AC blower - $25
New blower dash switch - $15
Having an ‘06 GT V6 = almost all parts interchange.
Bought 4 “new” not refurb factory rims for my GT, perfectly straight, they’re new... Hard to find new ones! $550 for four - eBay
New BFGoodrich tires, Costco, $500 installed.
Rims & tires on the GT were still good. Put the GT’s old, but good wheels on the ‘05 SE that had one bent and peeling coating on the rims.
With that, both are running great. Spent some $$$ but just not much to fail on either one now. For lots of Tib parts, they’re in that sweet spot where part sellers are clearing their stock for cheap due to the model age. Rock Auto/Amazon.
Good luck! If you have the money, it’s a good time to grab parts that will wear out, even if you don’t need em right now. You will later... And it’ll cost a lot more in the future.