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  • Absolute Auto Repair Center - Fitchburg
    48 Summer St
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    978-342-3100 Facebook Google My Business

  • Absolute Auto Repair Center -Shirley
    38 Ayer Rd
    Shirley, MA 01464
    978-425-5540 Facebook Google My Business

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

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 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 Absolute Auto Repair Center, 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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    , 01/24/2022

    I needed some repairs and took my car to absolute. Scott's team found the problem and my car is running great. I just got my oil changed there too. No problems and I am happy. Thanks again.

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    , 01/13/2022

    EXCELLENT! The guys and ladies at Absolute Auto treated me right. They did professional work on my GMC, solved my issues, and didn't gouge at all. Fair prices, great work, friendly people. Highly recommended.

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    , 01/05/2022

    The BEST garage and mechanics in Shirley, so very dependable, always a great job. Would highly recommend Absolute Auto Repair to everyone! Always willing to help you out and go the extra mile to do the job right.

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    , 01/05/2022

    Friendly service, very reasonable man. Pleasure to do business here.

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    , 01/04/2022

    Great job on the oil change and giving the car a check and an inspection sticker! Super!

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    , 12/29/2021

    Great job by Absolute. Stephanie at the front desk is awesome - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Keith was very helpful in describing the issues, offering up resolution options, and getting the work done in a timely manner. I really like their web-based services process - so very up-to-date in their service - but also that they'll take the time to personally and verbally walk you through the diagnoses and service plans. Overall, great place.

Call us for service: 978-342-3100

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