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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 GT Pit Stop Automotive Services, 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

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    Sam and Carlos know how to run a business. Professional, great service and very helpful. 10/10
    , 05/28/2021

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    Shout out to my man Samuel Padilla over at GT Pit Stop in Grand Terrace for taking good care of my classic 560SL Roadster. They do great work and they are honest. Its very hard these days to find good honest mechanics, but Carlos does a great job and the prices are reasonable.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Excellent work! They do it all from fuel injectors, to gaskets, and from suspension lifts to exhaust work. Love this place. Sam is the man very respectful and trust worthy. This is my mew place for all my mechanic needs!
    , 05/28/2021

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    Carlos is very honest and service gets done quickly. He did a through check on my car to make sure he was accurate his diagnostics.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Very professional and great people & excellent customer service here thanks a lot Sam and Carlos
    , 05/28/2021

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    Honest and communicative mechanics. They are willing to help your every need. Carlos was very professional and understanding towards my situation and the work they did was quick and for a reasonable price. Highly recommend for all your vehicle needs. Hard to find a honest and reliable mechanic these days but as soon as they got to work on my car, they had my full trust.
    , 05/28/2021