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Hey my name is***** was reading your case, and its sounds interesting to work on. How long has the A/C stopped working?
To answer your question, I think you will be fine with no drive ability issues if you drive it like that.This is a sign that the A/C compressor has seized. Driving the car is not a problem. Your compressor will no longer engage without a clutch, it will no longer engage if it locked up. If you want to be sure if you have refrigerant still you can, but if clutched came off and you saw a cloud of smoke then there is no refrigerant.
Especially if you have been driving it over a week with this issue, then you should be fine (13+ years experienced, seen many vehicles all makes & models that continue to drive with no clutch). Also definitely take advantage of that warranty, he should cover that
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whats the engine size?
so I can show you a diagram of what your compressor looks like
here is a picture of your compressor attached, I will also send you a ebay link of an oem used compressor that is similar to yours. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-DODGE-AVENGER-AC-Compressor-2-4L-09-10-17CX130-/382204009233?fits=Year%3A2009%7CMake%3ADodge%7CModel%3AAvenger&hash=item58fd225b11:g:nxUAAOSw5adZnEjX&vxp=mtr
Look at both the link & the attached file.
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Hello? Is there anything else I ca help you with?
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