Best Auto Repair, Bloomington

CONTACT US
FacebookGoogle My Business Color

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

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Appointment Only
  • Sun Closed

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 Zaabs Full Service Auto Repair, 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.

More AC Repair Services:

Truck and Car AC Repair Services

Freon Recharging Services For Your Car Or Truck

AC Evaporator Services

What People Say About Us

  • , 07/06/2020

    My classic car broke down in Bloomington. I live in Champaign (48 miles away). This car (a 1972 Cutlass Supreme convertible) almost never is more than 10 miles from home and has spent all but 2 nights in the past 25 years in my garage. To say I was anxious leaving it at an unknown, out of town repair facility would be an understatement. Zaabs and Bryan handled the repair quickly and very affordably. 5 stars! A good outfit that has earned my respect.

  • Went in for my breaks, amazing place! Great service, nice guys got it done fast.

  • reviewicon

    Thanks for getting our '92 Pontiac back on the road. Very affordable & quick service.

  • reviewicon

    I brought my truck into Zaabs and they were quick and helped me understand exactly what they were doing. I finally found a mechanic here who I can trust.

  • reviewicon

    After a different repair shop's service manager boldly lied to me about how an expensive repair was diagnosed, I took my car to Zaabs. The actual diagnosis and proper repair by Brian was 10% of the other shops alleged "repair". I fully recommend Zaabs.

  • reviewicon

    Called about getting the motor from my passenger window replaced. Brought it in the same day and the next day my window had been fixed and replaced. Quick and friendly service. Thanks!

Call us for service: 309-386-1999

  • Car Care Aware