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Best Auto Repair, Kelso

1508 Westside Hwy Kelso, WA 98626

360-577-1187
Opening Hours
  • Mon 7:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Tue 7:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Thu 7:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 7:45AM - 5:30PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
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360-577-1187 | 1508 Westside Hwy, Kelso, 98626

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

Bob's Lil Car Hospital

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 Bob's Lil Car Hospital, 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

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • TECH-NET
  • CARQUEST
  • World Pac
  • Amsoil
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

, 12/22/2020
This business goes above & beyond of just providing auto repair. They are dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the highest standards available in automotive repair. There is no doubt from the moment you walk in, they CARE about you!! They make you feel like your vehicle is the only one in the shop!! They not only met my expectations but exceeded them!!!
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