I'm in the process of replacing my compressor for the second time on my 95
Civic Ex. My first replacement with a new compressor lasted 4 years. New
Honda Compressors from Manchester Honda are not very expensive($340).
Working and installing AC units for over 30 years, I thought I did
everything right. I replaced the compressor, receiver dryer, and
expansion valve and flushed the system. I was not aware that Civic
condensors cannot be flushed. This time I'm replacing everything except
the evaporator with OEM parts. By the way, if it were my car, I would not
be going to Firestone for AC work. I would find the most qualified AC guy
in town or use the dealer. Good luck.