Best Auto Repair, Kingsport

CONTACT US

423-458-2012 | 1280 Jan Way, Kingsport, 37660

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

Almen Enterprises

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 Almen Enterprises, 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.

More AC Repair Services:

Truck and Car AC Repair Services

Freon Recharging Services For Your Car Or Truck

AC Evaporator Services

Almen Enterprises Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Federated Car Care Center
ASE Certified Master Auto Technician
Jasper Engines & Transmissions
IDENTIFIX
Mitchell1
Car Care Aware

TESTIMONIALS

reviewicon
The best services that you can get, a very friendly environment and a very strong Christian place. I will continue to use this place. Thanks so much.
reviewicon
A1 service! Everyone else in the area said two to three weeks to get parts and fix my trailer and almost 2k in cost. These guys got it in 3 days and just over 1k. Thank you guys!
reviewicon
They take awesome care of our company's road calls and service in their area of TN. Great people to deal with.
reviewicon
Good people, good work.
reviewicon
If y'all are having a hard time finding good mechanics look no further because you've found them here!!! Almen Enterprises not only fixed my car but they were super nice and worked with me along the way! I talked with Rob about my car, he's very knowledgeable and kind. They are very reasonable on price as well!! I will be a returning customer from here on out!! I can't say enough good things about Rob, Besty and this company!!
reviewicon
Good people to deal with.