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919-362-9094 | 416 Center St, Apex, 27502

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

Fussell Tire

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 Fussell Tire, 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.

More AC Repair Services:

Truck and Car AC Repair Services

Freon Recharging Services For Your Car Or Truck

AC Evaporator Services


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Fussell Tire is AMAZING!!! They work on all of our big trailers which are often heavy and need work quickly. They are timely and communicate with us through the entire process. I have never been unhappy!

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The staff is always friendly and knowedgeable. They provide excellent service at a reasonable cost. Best of all you can trust them to do honest work for you not like some big name tire dealers.

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As a company we spend approximately $25000 a year in tires I will be moving all of our business over to you Fussell tire Because of your prompt service, courteous and roadside calls. I love the company that truly cares and that shows in the way you take care of us your customers Thanks

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Showed up for some same day service, in and out within 2 hours. Great customer service and technicians seemed very knowledgeable

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I'm thrilled with the results of my recent alignment - thanks for making a 40 year old Corvette drive like new again. Only a family owned/local business can provide that kind of care, competence and customer service consistently. I look forward to doing business again soon.

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Always a pleasure to find a local family business that meets my needs. Kent and Teresa are fine folks. All work done to my satisfaction.

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