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

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    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 Premier Auto Service, 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

Erie
  • reviewiconHonest and Trustworthy
    Car & Truck Care, near Erie, PA


    Nice, honest people. It's rare nowadays to find any shop you can trust and this place is one of the few exceptions. Been here several times and costs has always been reasonable.

  • reviewiconHonest and Trustworthy
    Car & Truck Care, near Erie, PA
    , 12/09/2020

    It's always a pleasure to visit Premier Auto. Staff is attentive to the client's needs and will accommodate a busy schedule. Work is done in a timely fashion and pricing is fair. Very clean and organized facility.

Erie
  • reviewiconFriendly and Professional
    Car & Truck Care, near Erie, PA
    , 12/09/2020

    I've been having all my personal and company vehicles serviced here, for over 22 years. They have always been, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and reasonably-priced. There have been many times, where they have gone above and beyond, to help me out. I highly recommend them!

  • reviewiconFriendly and Professional
    Car & Truck Care, near Erie, PA


    Timely and expert work on all my vehicles.

Erie
  • reviewiconFast and Friendly
    Car & Truck Care, near Erie, PA


    Fast and friendly service. Any time you call they get you in as fast as possible.

  • reviewiconFast and Friendly
    Car & Truck Care, near Erie, PA


    Love this place I get my oil changed here and he does everything g I can't do on my vehicle he does the repairs thanks Mark, Steve and Karen

Call us for service: 814-453-2277

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