Might be able to by-pass it. Sounds like it died a black death. If thats the case you need to replace the compressor, Dryer/accumulator, Condenser, all the rubber lines and flush the hell out of the evaporator. IF you do it yourself should cost about 500 -700 dollars. Make sure to replace the liquid line if it has one or the orifice tube.
Fine print disclaimer , IF you have no clue as to what I am talking about or have never worked on an ac system DON'T MESS WITH IT.
Last edited by NGM; 01-15-2009 at 07:02 PM.