I just bought a house that was on the market for 2 years (repo). The Heater/AC (all in one outside unit) had rats nest in it and Heater work fine after clean them out. Now that it's getting hotter I called a service guy to look at the AC. AC is not cooling at all. Service guy came out and removed the Fan motor that is above the compessor. He showed me that the bearings are bad. Of course looking to save money I ask if it could be rebuild and his answer was no. The really strange thing about this is the guy removed this part and when I ask is this the only thing wrong he said he will need to replace this first before cont work on it.
First Q is what should I expect to pay to replace this part?
Is this normal for HVAC guys to replace one part at a time?
Should he give an est for the total job before cont?
Thanks for any help