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  • 7160 US Highway 281 N Unit 3
    Spring Branch, TX 78070

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

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    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 The Gear Guy, 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

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    Car & Truck Care, near Bulverde, TX
    , 03/26/2021

    I am very pleased with the friendly and courtious service that I got from dealing with this local repair shop. Patrick went above and beyond the call to make sure that everything was done to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend this car repair shop to anyone. I will definitely be going back when the need arises.

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    Car & Truck Care, near Bulverde, TX

    Being able to look the guy in the eye who is actually going to do the work on your vehicle is invaluable. No BS, just honest opinions, options, and service.

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    Can't say enough good about these folks. Class Acts!

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    I am delighted with the service I received from Gear Guy. I am a 74-year-old disabled lady with no outside help. I made an appointment for a diagnosis for a starter problem with my car. I was told that they would charge a $50 fee for diagnosing the problem and was particularly pleased that I they would try to repair it while I waited. I arrived at 8:30 a.m. and drove out at 11:30 a.m. They are kind, honest and reasonable, and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone with automobile issues.

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    Wonderful mechanic!! Does great work!! Honest, dependable, fast, gives true reliable estimates!! Love the whole crew!! Really nice folks! Have worked on small cars and big trucks for us!! Highly recommend them!!

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    A trustworthy mechanic that came in under estimate! A Nice & Friendly staff. I highly recommend for Big or Small jobs.

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