Hi all, we took our car to pep boys, because it suddenly won't start. They are telling us that the ac is completely dead, it is affecting the belt, the compressor needs to be replaced, and they want $1000.00 dollars to fix it. Can't we just tell them to remove the ac unit completely out of the car, and leave a simple pulley so the car will start? We sure don't want to pay $1000.00. Thanks for your thoughts.