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

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • 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 Fast Auto & Tire, 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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    Have always done a great job taking care of both of my Hondas ('04 Pilot, '09 Accord), and more reasonably priced than the dealership.

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    The best! I highly recommend. Did a really good job and great customer service!

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    You won't find a better place around northwest AR. This is a small family-owned local business that has ties in the community and provides honest fast service. Support local business. See Chris and his staff they will treat you right!

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    Their prices are always fair and get it done, quick and right the first time! I highly recommend Fast Auto & Tire for all your automotive needs! If the local Law Enforcement Agencies use them, then why wouldn't you?

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    Smaller shop but locally owned. Great people. Chris the owner is super knowledgable about auto repair. They do super great custom work and can build pretty much anything. Always honest & fair. I highly recommend.

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    Quality work from some awesome mechanics!

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