Simple Job took HOURS! 1234YF Freon https://youtu.be/GvgyvNzosgQ

2018 Buick Enclave Came in with low refrigerant. can't find any leaks, recharge the system of one, two, three four, YF and we had over 300. PSI On the high side, that's not good. Hold out the desiccant pack inside of the AC condenser.

It can be reached from way down below. down. over here, it unscrews. There's the screw that holds it in.

A little unit pops out and then comes out the actual pack. So look what? I Found here? Can you guys see this? Zoom it in some little bitty metal sparklies on there. See them Like right in here. right here, right here.

All that good stuff. I'm wondering if we have a compressor coming apart and those metal little flakes have clogged at the condenser? What do you guys think? Need some help with this one? Let me know in the comment section down below. Share this with any AC guys and don't forget tap that like button. See you guys later!.


99 thoughts on “Pressure to the moon! blown up buick ac”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnswbigb says:

    It's leaking from front seal in compressor. Tiny flakes ok.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Hupp says:

    At 90 dollars a pound, that's a pretty expensive job.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Diesel says:

    I wonder if the compressor was replaced and no system clean up was preformed. Otherwise that compressor is failing/failed.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Marino says:

    I agree.
    Compressors cannot make abnormal pressure without failure and clogging the condenser and restrict the cooling ability. The other issue could be a cooling fan problems.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Black Enigma says:

    I think your spot on ray! Keep going!👍🏿😂

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Megellin says:

    Compressor, condenser, and dryer are toast, and you get to play the flushing game till the cows come home or replace nearly everything in the system including the lines to not have the glitter from hell destroy anything you put in to replace it…

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B H says:

    Why do people continue to buy General Motors products?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars catwrangler16 says:

    replace all parts affected and recharge with 134a

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Szymanski says:

    Definitely a high side blockage…or the metering devide isn't allowing the refrigerant to pass

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tree says:

    Definitely a restriction in the evap or somewhere along the way

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars This Is Your Captain Speaking says:

    The debris came from the compressor and now everything is contaminated. Yes, condenser must be replaced, it's impossible to flush.
    Aftermarket condensers are junk, some are counterfeit.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Original Tasmanian says:

    Do a temperature glide on the condensor, in the evacuation process sometimes is trapped air in the condensor.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C L says:

    Do the cooling fans operate correctly? If so, a complete condenser is warranted but only necessary if the fins are clogged. Backflush and filter would probably suffice. There is also a small filter at rear evaporator in line at the exp. valve connection.

    Also , with all the overpressure I'd suspect it will leak or develop leaks in other areas. evaporator cores most likely the rear.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SSG Pentland says:

    man…the entire HVAC system in this platform (GM, Buick, Chevy or Cadillac) is a complete nightmare. I did so many rear evaporator jobs on these from the motor failing and punching a hole in the core or some other BS that I had the entire job (parts, labor and all) already saved and had a copy ready. Its a PITA job and alot of the time, the lines need to be replaced as well.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Nail says:

    sometimes enclaves will develop a leak at the rear evaporator. it can really mess with the techs and the system in general. might help to dye check in that area. could be responsible for the leak. the compressor could be collateral damage ..?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Amboy Chamblis says:

    What do you guys think….🤔💭🚮GM 🚮….glad I drive a Toyota!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars junk junk says:

    Its a GMC product of course its coming apart

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars idigital clic says:

    I agree with your assessment, based on my experiences. Low refrigerate that's also the lube that AC Compressor deteriorated and contaminated the Condenser. Replace them both, or you'll wish you did.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Curtin says:

    Glitter of doom

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brandon Pittman says:

    Not a overhaul . There’s nothing in the system after that strainer . Just change from the back to the compressor

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Jacobson says:

    GM junk

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jr neff says:

    3k job now dash pull does it have rear air that needs changed that car out and wreck it

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Berry says:

    Sounds like an enclave

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Vahal says:

    If its in the evaporator you replace everything else and flush the evaporator.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Suplicky says:

    I think your on the right track

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S. Adán Ulloa says:

    Where have I seen this movie…? Ah, yes in my car. The compressor, you're abso lu telly right it's a gonner.
    But the condenser does not have shavings as all tend to travel through the system only to get caught by the scillica bag or filter.
    In the dryer I am guessing.
    Check if this system has an orifice tube as it might be clogged too.
    A flushing of the system won't be bad.
    I did it on my Cadillac back in 2013 10 years later AC still working…and I used a pre owned compressor, I must add it is a Harrison.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 208miuwu says:

    Gonna be $$$$$$

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carl says:

    I'm pretty sure I'd focus on that compressor cause it's the only thing that could possibly cause metal in the system..I'm hoping you show what the problem was cause I'm wanting to add refrigerant to my 04 Pontiac Damd Am 2.2 ecotec engine but I'm afraid I'll end up causing the compressor to lock up..I gotta school myself a bit more before I try it lol

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SandandSun says:

    That great GM quality.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Upton says:

    glitter anywhere in a vehicle isn't good

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay North says:

    RAY!! wish you was here in England we could do with you my man…keep up the great work and content😊

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John's Mobile Auto Repair says:

    If condenser or drier is plugged high side sensor and gauge won't match and discharge line from compressor to condenser will be hot and liquid line will be like ambient temperature

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Nichols says:

    Compressor should be making noise, is screen at expansion device coming apart or is someone's recovery recharge unit nasty but regardless system needs major components replaced

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UncleMarks DIY Automotive Fix it channel says:

    Great eye, Ray!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aristotle says:

    Remind me to never buy a Buick.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Bolton says:

    Compressor and a total rebuild. If the customer says no, tell him/her to take it to a Buick dealer.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas LeMay says:

    Looks like it's time to replace virtually everything. You see all that garbage gets packed in under the two to three hundred pounds of pressure the compressor creates, shop air is generally only 130 or so, trying to Black blow or flush it out usually does not work. Normally you can successfully flush the lines but not the components.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Blue says:

    It’s the compressor for sure.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 777hdt says:

    Total write off

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Hh says:

    Replacement compressor

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trekinseattle says:

    A 2018 vehicle shouldn't have an AC pump failure. Nearly all Buicks are made in China. Just garbage.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Johnson says:

    Pull a line off the compressor and run a q tip in there and see if you have any Black Death in there. Easy to tell if compressor shredded itself that way

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars henry huynh says:

    Just rotate the tires and call it a fix

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars (ovo) CoD€X says:

    Metal misery

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ira Cohen says:

    The compressor death spiral…at least it was just tiny shavings and not shrapnel