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

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 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 Lulu's Garage, 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

Tampa
  • Awesome place - fast, easy and great job. Great workers and owner was so much help. Go see Victor. He's the best in town and I would not go anywhere else.

  • I came in to Lulu's to have my ac diagnosed. The price was very reasonable and the ac was fixed right away. I'm no longer sweating anymore.

Tampa
  • reviewiconProfessional and Timely
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    If you are looking for a place that will be honest, professional and timely?! This is the place. I'm glad I stopped here to get my vehicle serviced.

  • reviewiconProfessional and Timely
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    To keep it short and simple, LuLu's auto shop is the BEST in town. They were realistic and straight to the point in regards to my A/C repair. They told me exactly what I needed and exactly what they were going to do to resolve my issue, no unnecessary things in between. The timelyness was much appreciated as well as the owner Victor and his employees were extremely helpful and friendly during the entire process. This is undoubtedly going to be my new one stop shop as far as when it comes to my vehicles. 11/10 would recommend!

Tampa
  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    Very Helpful. Great Prices & Customer Service. Very knowledgeable about cars. Fast & Trustworthy. Greatly Recommend. Ask 4 Victor. Will be my new car repair shop 4 Sure

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    WOW! I am super impressed with both the owner Victor and the mechanic Edwin. I called super worried about my car and the list of repairs the dealership told me I needed to do. From the moment I called Victor put me at ease told me the shop would take a look at my car at no charge. Super nice guys and I trusted their opinion about what my car needed. Sometimes it can be hard to trust shops and get taken advantage of. You do not have to worry about that with LULU'S GARAGE. Thank you so much for making this first experience a wonderful one.

Call us for service: (813) 705-8587

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