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  • Auto Medic of Mandeville
    1021 Girod St / Hwy 59 Mandeville, LA 70448

    985-626-4137

  • Lacombe Car Care
    27505 US-190 Lacombe, LA 70445

    (985) 882-3125

985-626-4137 | 1021 Girod St / Hwy 59, Mandeville, 70448

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

Auto Medic of Mandeville

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 Auto Medic of Mandeville, 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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Great people and a very great mechanic. I've got my car fixed there several times so if you are in the area and you need something done to your car, Auto Medics the best!
, 09/02/2019
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Great and honest service. Recommend to anyone who needs car repairs. I've never been disappointed each time I need work done one of my vehicles
, 08/25/2019
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I have received nothing short of stellar mechanical service and professionalism. He has been honest and performed repair work on multiple gas and diesel engines for me. His ability to repair reefer units is better than any of the so-called experts, who were constantly trying to saddle me with the expense of a new unit, while not properly fixing the issue before them. Simply put, I have found my one-stop shop and gas or diesel mechanic at the AutoMedic!
, 01/05/2019
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Quality work at a reasonable price without telling you you need a bunch of extra stuff you can live without.
, 12/15/2018
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No problems, pretty quick service, nice people, and hey my car works now for a cheaper price then anywhere in Mandeville. Definitely recommend!
, 10/05/2018