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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.

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  • 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 Easy Street Auto Repair, 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 our customers say

Excellent work on my breaks and a few other things I needed done. Highly recommend Easy Street Auto!
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, 03/18/2020

Great friendly team and very efficient and professional in accomplishing the job of my brakes and rotors on my Laramie pickup in a great timely fashion. Special thanks to Amanda for setting up the details as well as the two mechanics GM and Hector for their diligent work look forward to future services with Easy Street Auto !
A
, 05/15/2020

Very friendly! The price was very reasonable and I would recommend their service to everyone. Do not hesitate to give them a call for your car issues. You won't be disappointed.
J
, 06/01/2020

Thank you Easy street auto great job working on my Cadillac today! runs smooth and comfortable, just in time for the summer cruises.
J
, 06/30/2020

Very good service, friendly staff, will be my go to repair shop from now on.. happy to have found this shop.
A
, 06/17/2020

Thankful for Easy street Auto. They were kind and quick to help me get my car back on the road. They explained to me what was wrong in detail so I understood what needed to be done. Trustworthy, fair pricing, professional, I am extremely satisfied with the service. I recommend them highly!
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, 09/29/2020

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