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

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
    Service will be closed from Noon-12:45PM for lunch.

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 Sebring West Automotive 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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What People Say About Us

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    The people in there are very helpful. When you don't know your parts they will help the best they can. Been going there for 5 plus years, good service.

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    Sebring West had the part I needed the next morning. Very helpful, great experience.

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    Really good service department for foreign and domestic vehicles.

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    These guys know their stuff. They're not even in the same town as me but I will drive there to get my parts from now on. They are extremely helpful, and we're very patient with my two daughters who were a little bit hyper. I would recommend anybody trying to buy their parts here first, you won't be disappointed.

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    This is not just a great auto parts store, it's also a great automotive shop with knowledgeable mechanic's there to help with all your needs. Would recommend you give them a try.

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    Great customer service! Priced me at 60.00 less for my parts then what other big chain store competitors priced me. Always my first choice. Shop local and support local business. Thanks Paul.

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