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  • 1142 Corbett Rd Clayton, NC 27520

    919-359-8456


  • All work done by appointment only. All service drop offs and pick ups by appointment only.

919-359-8456 | 1142 Corbett Rd, Clayton, 27520

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

Frank's RV Repair

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 Frank's RV Repair, 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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TESTIMONIALS

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I couldn't give a higher recommendation than this one to Frank's RV. They are very busy, which is an indication of informed clientele. I waited for an appointment. I brought our Roadtrek 190 over for a generator problem. Frank diagnosed the problem, without even inspecting it, as a faulty fuel pump. An hour or so after we got home, Kevin called and confirmed Frank's diagnosis. Just an overnight at the shop and now parked at home, the generator is fixed. These guys are informed, smart, helpful, and very friendly. They are as efficient as they are personable and fairly priced. I recommend Frank's RV highly. Thanks to Frank and Kevin we are on the road again.
, 09/17/2020
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October, 2013 while traveling to Raleigh, NC we had a blow out in TN. After new tires were installed we drove on to Raleigh. Contacted Frank Catletteto come out and assess the damages. He ordered all parts(J wrap & fender) and when they arrived he installed and made all necessary repairs. This was on them passenger side. March, 2015 we had a blow out in NM, this time on the drivers side. After we installed new and larger wheels and tires, we again drove on to Raleigh, NC. Again Frank came out and made all repairs professionally and satisfactory. I would never hesitate to call for His services whenever I'm in the Raleigh area. Thank you for keeping us on the road!
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We were getting ready to leave for Florida for the winter and had a problem with a slideout, it wouldn't retract. Frank came to our house, temporary fixed the problem, order some new parts, and installed them immediately, permitting us to continue with our plan to leave. He has been working on my motorhomes for the past 13 years and has done an outstanding job on everything he has done! I highly recommend him for anyone in the Raleigh area that has an issue with any RV.