The a/c in my car hasn't worked for three or four years. It needs a whole new condenser, which, at $5-700 is more than I'm willing to spend. So I want to know, how hard would it be to take the a/c system out of the car (in the interest of cutting off some weight)? I'm not sure if the system has any charge left in it; I'd get that drained at a shop. I think the compressor runs off it's own belt. Can I disconnect the belt without causing any trouble? The system's not doing anything, and I'd just as soon get rid of it.