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  • 619-280-2354

  • 6008 Mission Gorge Rd Suite B
    San Diego, CA 92120

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

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 Mission Village Auto Care, 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 People Say About Us

92120
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    , 09/21/2021

    Excellent service. Baxter was great!

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    , 08/03/2021

    Always satisfied with my alignment on my Subaru, I highly trust them with my vehicle.

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    , 08/06/2021

    This is the first, honest auto shop I’ve dealt with. They were so nice to work with and super friendly, were able to identify the issue quickly whereas another shop was not, fix damage the other shop did, and they did it all quickly! I’ll definitely be returning for my next auto repair needs. Highly recommend!

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    , 08/04/2021

    I will definitely be back! My battery was dead and I needed help ASAP. Marvin was great on the phone, very patient with all of my questions and concerns when I arrived and I even got free love from Baxter the 4-legged shop assistant. I got text updates and calls to let me know the pricing and progress as well as the diagnostics for my battery showing it needed to be replaced, but I never felt pressured or hustled. He even drove to the dealership to pick up the correct battery that was needed, thank you! I was back in business in just a few hours!

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    , 08/04/2021

    Professional, reasonably priced, locally owned business. They have several technicians to work on your vehicle. I made an appointment and they took care of me promptly.

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    , 07/26/2021

    Great team to do business with, I highly recommend them!!

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