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Best Auto Repair, Council Bluffs

2900 W Broadway Council Bluffs, IA 51501

712-322-2900 712-322-0691
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712-322-2900 | 2900 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, 51501

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

Atherton Automotive Service Center

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 Atherton Automotive Service Center, 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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  • 2020 Top Rated Service Center
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Testimonials

Great service, they fix what's wrong inspect the car and let you know if there's anything else wrong or wearing out that may need replaced or fixed in the future no high-pressure up sales. Just a honest evaluation with guaranteed work. Being in business 90 years tells you something right there. Talk to Matt Jr he will take care of you. Highly recommend.
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