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

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:15PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:15PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:15PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:15PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:15PM
    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 Barkley's Auto Service, 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

  • , 03/18/2020

    I wish more businesses were as prompt, professional and kind as these folks! I will go back and will recommend them every chance I get!

  • When our daughter's car wouldn't start in Conway while in college at UCA, everyone was great to help her right away and get her back on the road. I cannot say enough good things about the way they treated her and us being so far away from her and pretty much helpless! Thank you all again from a concerned mom!

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    Best place in Greenbrier to have work done. Took my truck in and asked them to do a bumper to bumper inspection and tell me what it needed. They gave me a list of things that needed to be done immediately and another of things that could be done at a later time. They were flexible with my time and got the work done on schedule. Their prices were fantastic and their entire crew was extremely professional.

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    Very honest and hard working employees. Employees are courtious and shop is clean. I was very impressed.

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    Professional auto repair shop. No games, fair pricing, quality work and friendly.

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    My entire family have been taking our vehicles here for years now. They are always up front about what is wrong and how much it will cost before they perform the repairs. They will let you know what needs immediate repairs and what can wait. They will go above and beyond to make sure you are happy. They are always extremely fair on parts and labor costs. There is no other place I will take my vehicles to. They will have my family's business for as long as I am alive.

Call us for service: 501-679-6770

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