In case anyone else is interested, you can in fact replace the clutch on the compressor without (fully) removing it. The refrigerant lines going to it are fortunately flexible enough that I was able to unbolt the compressor from the engine and move it enough to get at the compressor. Just be...
Thanks for the info, @Chris_Top_Her! So where did you see a kit for $40? The best I saw after a brief search was ebay for $120...
Why didn't the kit work for you?
Hi there, I have a 2014 CX-5 Grand Touring. Does anyone know if it's possible to replace the clutch on the ac compressor without removing the whole compressor? I really don't want to have to pay to evacuate it the whole thing!