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

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 Beechwood Automotive, LLC, 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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    I always receive excellent service here and the prices are fair. Jim is a small business owner who cares about his employees and customers and they won't try to give you services you don't need or tell you something needs repairing or replacing unless it does.

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    The crew at Beechwood Auto provides good service at a good price. They are knowledgeable and informative, and aren't pushy salesmen. I have taken cars here multiple times.

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    im and his staff do great work and get it done fast. Very satisfied with the service and price. They were able to get my car back on the road on very short notice. I will be going back to see them soon for some preventative maintenance. Thanks guys!

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    Highly recommended. I have been having Beechwood Automotive service my vehicles for 5 or 6 years now. Jim has always gone the extra mile to earn my business. From oil changes to mechanical repairs, he has always given fast service at an affordable price.