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In this video I bring you along as I block off the leaking rear A/C lines on a 2005 Cadillac Escalade. It is a kit I bought off Amazon and it fit and functioned perfectly.
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98 thoughts on “Escalade / tahoe / yukon – rear a/c block off”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Old Man Badly says:

    Anotehr simple and awesome video. This is what I consider the practical reality of owning cars in the rust belt. it's not so much always repairing everything as much as making it livable for the next couple of years until the salt gets the job finished.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ROBERT R Penny says:

    EO what did you do with the rear line connections?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Perrett says:

    😃

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Maxime Jette says:

    hey Eric do you fill a report every time you use the AC machine on a car? because we dont but got told by a friend that we do have to fill up a report.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Gilbert says:

    Should you have taped off the unused lines to keep debris out?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Clark says:

    The rear A/C lines on my Sienna were leaking, but rather than block them off, I repaired them with a repair kit from Dorman (yeah, I know: eww, Dorman. They're actually really nice and work great). Cost about $50 per kit, easy to install, and the rear A/C is still functional.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Malikowski says:

    Excellent video as always Eric.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Cremeans says:

    I like how everyone says they was a tech for 40 years everyone wish they were as good as Eric O he is the best you would not be watching if you were that good

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HE4RT says:

    That's a sweet kit right there now, does that company offer a block off for them lines that are disconnected so debris doesn't just pour in them? Ya know like save what components that would still be salvageable in the rear ac. Unless all from the front to rear is all junk then who cares. Just curious Mr O

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rizzodtheRCvlogger says:

    why does he need working A/C in his winter beater? our winter beater hasn't had A/C in years.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott A Roth says:

    Between you and Ray… OMG, y'all need to get together

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Delpino says:

    In my suburban I ended up buying all the parts from a pickup and swapped it over lol

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Tommy says:

    Great video I did not know you could close AC lines off like that. What happened to other AC lines? Did you just leave them hanging loose? I take it these two lines have nothing to do with the Transmission or colleant? Awesome video thumbs up. Stay well & safe everyone.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Hoagland says:

    Blast it with dry nitrogen and check for leaks. Only time that has ever let me down is with a compressor seal. And it naturally removes moisture so its a good test before the final vacuum.. And if ya want to go over the top you can get a hydrogen tracer in the bottle. But the hydrogen leak sensors are $$$$, However they really work.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SuperDave21 says:

    Best auto channel on the tube since Scotty shut up…!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Leal says:

    I have been working on vehicles since I was 14 years old and looking at your videos , I have learn more then every. Keep it up

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael O says:

    They don't have a drier Eric or not worth doing because it's a beater?!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Maile McDevitt says:

    Great job 👍.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Yawwee Shalimar says:

    Block off kits ??? Well, I've learned something new today !!! Will wonders never cease !!!!! You've been holding out on us Eric !!!!! This is a good thing to know !!!! I'll make a mental note of that for future use !!!!! Never a dull moment at SMA !!!!!!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Dosh says:

    Auto Cooling Solutions is a business associated with my repair shop. Small world.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Slattengren says:

    Good job blowing cold again

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Lenoir says:

    Wow never knew you could block off the back side of a AC system like that unreal unreal at a Cadillac has that kind of problems love the video

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil French says:

    YouTube. Gotta love it. You hover over the thumbnail for this video before playing it, and it scrolls subtitles of what is allegedly being said. "Welcome back to the self-made auction channel…". WTF? 🙂

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Lamson says:

    You come down south to like Louisiana Alabama or Georgia or Florida you going to be wishing that back unit was working just saying

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars abruptly blunt says:

    you left those rear line open to get full of dirt?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DericN says:

    Surprised you didn't say "Whaddaya want me to do, block 'em off?" lol

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vic Ferrari’s garage says:

    Awesome

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars x01e says:

    “ This is your classic” overly used cliché!! Learn a new one Eric

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Death Cooties says:

    Dude, you have been On Fire. Much appreciation for all the great content!!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garrie Parsons says:

    If anyone else on this channel can advise me on the cheapest scan tool I could buy to reprogram a new key on 2018 ram 1500 .. I need to buy a scan tool because also I got to fix new transmission in my wifesford focus dreaded dps6 transmission.. so will be a relearn after messing with it .. many thanks to y’all

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garrie Parsons says:

    Hi I’ve been trying to message you several messages.. could you please advise me on what scan tool / cheapest one . That will program me a spare key on my 2018 dodge 1500 ??? Many thanks … maybe do you have to call Keith lol 😂👍🤙 thanks

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Way I Do It says:

    Your audio is low. 3rd video with this problem. Maybe it's our I86 link but your audio is low.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Jack says:

    You make everything look easy

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars W Barney says:

    Thanks Eric

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Hudson says:

    Shame the hard lines cost so much and rubber hose replacement kit runs $350 to lose the rear AC use. Guess the kids can sweat.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen F. Selden says:

    it appears the little nut and washer for the high pressure side block off goes on the end of the bolt where it passes through the fitting. They are probably not necessary (because that area is threaded as you mentioned) but it's nice they included them in the kit.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars home serve says:

    Are we ever going to see the overalls again

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brian willoughby says:

    Shade tree mechanic can maybe do this ac job.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Weston says:

    I’m a little confused. Not super mechanically inclined. What is it exactly this kit does? Will the AC not work anymore?

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Bellan says:

    Nice kit and job , thanks

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ron watson says:

    That went well. Thanks

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Casper says:

    Believe me it help to read the reviews. I know people that don’t.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Svetlana Rudovsky says:

    you are a hacker I don't have air conditioning unit in my car get off my private page with you too they do not have the permission and they were worn🗣️💯😠☹️😕💪💀🧑‍💻🧑‍⚖️🕵️👮🇺🇳🇺🇸🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈✨👍✨💌✨✌️✨💪😕

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gabriel Schleder says:

    “…it’s got the leatha.”

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 281 Newedge says:

    Hey… douchemobile today.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C_Firebird Go says:

    The shop I worked at manufactured barbed fitting. On those trucks we'd solder on fittings and run reduced barrier hose back to the expansion valve

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave A says:

    I always look forward to a new SMA video!!! By far my favorite, along with project farm.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Lemke says:

    Hard to believe how many worry warts in here about the rear lines that aren't to be used again. I have a hard time readin the comments when most are just nit pickers. You all come in here to see an experienced mechanic do great work, and an awesome gift of gab I must say, and yet so many question the trivial things that would drive most to drink. I guess maybe it is just a way to feel included. Ok, done bitchin, feel much better… TGIF

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GlassVial says:

    Surprised this is a 2005 and a winter beater and isn't in the crusher already. I'm guessing it's days are already numbered.