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Replace Your Car's AC Thermal Expansion Valve or Orifice Tube

Wales 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 Wales 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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TESTIMONIALS

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Ben was a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond to help me with inspecting a vehicle I was interested in purchasing while I was across the country. I highly recommend him. Extremely knowledgeable.
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This place never ceases to amaze me. The depth of their knowledge about all cars combined with professional, efficient and reasonably priced service is a home run. Thanks Wales!
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Great shop!! Ben and his guys are definitely good at what they do!! Honest, trustworthy, forthcoming and won't try and charge you for anything you don't unnecessarily need. They also don't push you to buy from them... For example Ben said to me "I don't care if you get it done here... but please just get it done for your own safety." To sum it up great shop, great guys, great work. But that's just my opinion.
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Ben and his team are great mechanics- honest and reliable.
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Very good shop. It's been around since before I was born. It's a little pricey but they do quality work and it's like their sign says. "For people who want to keep their cars."
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Wonderful mechanics! The level of their knowledge about all cars coupled with professionalism is what make me bring my car here for repairs. I wont go anywhere else!