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 EuropAsian Auto Pro's, 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.


Partners

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
ASA (Automotive Service Association)
Car Care Aware

What our clients are saying about us

We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!

A word of advice. ALWAYS keep your mechanic's number in your phone! I am so happy I did! To say less than more, Claudia and Nathan were truly a blessing again! They kept my 01 Mitsubishi running at almost 400K miles. I sold it!. My 08 FJ Cruiser was treated like family. They had the part and went to work! Thank you both for your care and love of what you do. Lots of sweet treats and puppy kisses are included in the price! You won't be disappointed! If you want low budget repairs, this is NOT your shop. If you want to pay for quality, and the job done right, and value, it is! #ToniasTribe #YotaRollin quotes-image
, 05/22/2024
reviewicon
Fantastic working with this shop. I’ve worked a lot with Claudia recently, helping me w a total loss and getting my insurance to play ball. This benefited Claudia not at all, there was no opportunity for a financial transaction on the shops part, but she still supported me, reached out to my insurance, explained away and gave me very helpful protective advice going forward with this process. I will use this shop for all 6 of my cars in my car rental business. Thank you Claudia and shop!quotes-image
, 05/21/2024
reviewicon