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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 Affordable Auto and Truck 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

Affordable Auto did an outstanding job remaining transparent and providing great communication and service!! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone looking for dealer quality work for half the price. They also went out of their way to help me deliver a gift to my friend that lives locally. Thank you!! : )
M
, 01/20/2022

Troy and his team were great! Finding someone who could change our Lincoln MKZ hybrid battery, same day, was awesome! Thank you!
M
, 01/19/2022

I would highly recommend using this company for your auto needs. They kept me updated as to my car repair, communicated what they?ve found & repair options. Troy was very helpful every step of the way, & I never felt like I was ?taken a run for my money?. For the price & customer service, no need to review other companies!
T
, 12/09/2021

The tech did a fantastic job diagnosing and repairing the brakes on my wife's 2016 Honda CR-V. It turns out that whoever did the brakes for the previous owner did them wrong and Affordable Auto and Truck Repair was able to diagnose and fix it VERY quickly. No more squeaky brakes and no more tire sensor light. Great service, great price! Thanks to all of you! Will definitely come back with all my vehicles.
M
, 12/07/2021

Honest and fair dealing from the good people at Affordable Auto?they really do value their customers and they will not take advantage of you. You can just tell that they are a family operated business that stays true to their core values. They fixed my truck up perfectly and for a great price. Very thankful for them! I would definitely recommend anybody here, as well as family and friends.
A
, 11/24/2021

Honest business that shows you exactly what needs to be done. Warranties their work for 2 years. Highly recommended.
M
, 11/11/2021

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