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Best Auto Repair, Albuquerque

6441 Western Trail NW Albuquerque, NM 87120

505-352-5152
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  • Mon 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tue 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 6:00PM
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505-352-5152 | 6441 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, 87120

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 The Garage, 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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Testimonials

, 04/17/2024
My dodge wouldn't start, after changing out the starter still nothing. Called to make an appointment with the garage and got in quickly. Their competition had about the same price for diagnostic, but their friendly and attentive front office got me in. They were very informative and helpful about the needs for the truck. They were able to get the parts in same day and I was back on the road the day I dropped it off. I will definitely use this garage again for my mechanical needs! Special thanks to William who kept me informed along the progress. I felt like I dropped my truck off with my big brothers, and was completely happy! Thanks for all the mechanics who worked on my baby!
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