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260-471-6475 | 105 Chambeau Rd, Fort Wayne, 46805

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

JTS Automotive Inc

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 JTS Automotive Inc, 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 Our Customers Are Saying

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I won't take my car anywhere else! They always do a GREAT job and my car is never there for a long time .Their rates are very reasonable. I totally trust them!

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We take our company cars here and I have my personal cars serviced here as well. They always do a great job and never try to sell you parts you don't need. Pricing is affordable because of this and their work holds up well.

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Solid, reliable service at fair prices. JTS is my go-to auto shop for any type of car issue.

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Dog friendly and great pricing. Lowest I found for what I needed done!

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Very pleased with JTS. Estimates are accurate, repairs done on time and prices are more reasonable then any other place I've used. They are a diamond in the rough. A 5 star outfit. for sure.

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