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Metal pieces/dust is terminal. Compressor shot, entire system needs serious cleaning, expansion orifice replacement. Complete overhaul and oil/refrigerant recharge.
 

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Metal pieces in the a/c condenser is an indication of a bad compressor, which some people refer to as "black death". This is a contamination that is from excessive wear of the inner mechanical parts of the compressor, such as the bearing surfaces. You will need to have your entire a/c system flushed thoroughly, after replacing both the compressor and the expansion orifice tube.
 

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You'll also need to replace the accumulator and the condenser.
It's gonna be an expensive repair, but cheap out and you'll probably be replacing the compressor again.
 

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and add a new ACDelco 15-1747 in-line filter somewhere in the low side hose-
 
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