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Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube
Fort Mitchell Garage
Your car or truck's AC system is under extreme pressure and the thermal expansion valve or orifice tube monitors the amount of pressure and the temperature of your A/C system. It calculates the precise amount of refrigerant that can safely go into the evaporator. A failing expansion valve or orifice tube often causes a vehicle's air conditioner to blow hot air.
Replace or Repair
- Expansion Valves: Too much refrigerant causes your evaporator to get too cold whereas too little refrigerant would result in inadequate cooling. The expansion valve is a complex valve that regulates refrigerant flow. This process of metering the refrigerant adjusts the flow according to the temperature of the refrigerant in the evaporator coil. Talk to one of the pro mechanics at Fort Mitchell Garage, as this part can be replaced on its own and does not require the entire replacement of the AC assembly.
- Orifice Tubes: Unlike the expansion valve, the orifice tube is a simple fixed device with no moving parts. It therefore cannot vary the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator, but rather causes a permanent restriction in the system. However, like the expansion valve the orifice tube regulates refrigerant flow through the system and filters debris which may come through in its screen. Often fixing a "bad orifice tube" requires replacing the entire evaporator assembly.
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James J. - Park Hills, KY
My father, a mechanical and body expert of nearly 25 years, referred me to this Garage after another Driver side swiped my flawless 2010 civic. I take a lot of pride in my ride and it's appearance. I was extremely satisfied with Phil Mosley and Fort Mitchell Garage. Not only did they do a fantastic job repairing all of the body work, but they even re painted my hood for free (which needed a respray and they could obviously tell). If you want a Garage that focuses of quality, this the Garage for you!