The ac compressor in our 03 dodge caravan crapped out. We have a good mechanic, he was featured in the Chron's Ultimate Houston guide back in 04 (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ultimate/goodsservices04/2770673.html), and I'm sure he'll do the best he can to find the part at a good price. The thing is I've got my dad breathing down my neck with this thing to ask around and find a price for this job even though I told him Hector would call on monday with an estimate. Anyways, where should I look to get a good idea of the cost of the compressor because the sites I keep finding don't give me much confidence, I know some of you do your own auto repair and probably know how to find parts better than I can. Secondly, do you guys think I could just ring up mechanics (probably large national chains) and get an estimate just from telling them what I need them to replace? Any help would be appreciated.