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Old 09-18-2014, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing the air conditioning expansion valve in an HX.

I had a mechanic at U Fix It Automotive - Do It Yourself, and Do It Right! tell me that my AC was cycling because it was low. He replaced a valve and topped me off, but when it still cycled, he said that my expansion valve is bad, which is a 3-4 hour repair, and would cost $5-600 dollars.

It is great to actually be able to talk to a mechanic, I have had frustrations with free advice from auto parts stores, but I took my car to U-Fix It to fix it myself, which is especially important until I start working!

They said that would need to be replaced as part of a kit. What else needs to be replaced? My repair manual intentionally omits AC service. The service manual seems to skip the expansion valve. I am not finding very clear instructions anywhere for my car. So far, the best that I can find is a YouTube video for a Camry!

U-Fix it will evacuate the system and then recharge it afterward.

Can any of you please give me guidance here?

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