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

East Coast Automotive Services - Collision 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 East Coast Automotive Services - Collision 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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Jupiter, FL

Tom and his team are fair, efficient and knowledgeable. Trusted them with my cars for more then 10 years. Highly recommend.

, 05/27/2021

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Jupiter, FL

My car's A/C has been on and off for the last year. 1 day on, 3 weeks off, 20 min on, 2 hrs off. No consistency and didn't want to do another summer without it. I had brought my car to the local Dodge dealer three separate times and they weren't able to fix the issue. Replaced parts, refilled system, no luck. East Coast was recommended to me so I took a chance. They figured out the issue and the A/C is back. The owner Tom was great, and I highly recommend East Coast Automotive for any A/C issue if you are near Jupiter FL.

, 05/27/2021

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Jupiter, FL

I have utilized the services of East Coast Automotive for a few years now. I have a Honda Element of which I have grown fond, and this facility has done an admirable job of keeping it in top condition. My wife's Lexus is now out of warranty and they have been maintaining it as well. I have found the owners to be honest and accommodating, providing professional and exceptional service. Their pricing is fair and competitive. These qualities are important to me, and can be difficult to come by these days. I would highly recommend this automotive shop.

, 05/27/2021

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