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Where is expansion valve located in the car
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace expansion valve
The only expansion valve that I can think of that you may like to replace is on the air conditioning unit....This valve is found usualy mounted onto the AC unit....You'll have to remove the dash board and centre consul....This is qute a job....You should then see the expantion valve on the cabin side of the AC housing....where the pipes go thru into the engine compartment....NOW HOLD EVERYTHING.....before you can remove the valve you need to depressurize the AC unit....That should be done by an expert....The gas is dangerous and you must wear safety googles at ALL times....Once you have removed the valve, you must seal the system so that as little moisture as possible enters the system....If it is left open, you'll have to replace the dryer unit too....when you've finished your replacement, assembly is the opposite as disassembly.....You'll then need to have the system recharged....Don't try to engage it until that has been done....It wont work even if you tried ,as there are pressur switches which will inhibit the opperation....If you have had practice, it will take about three quarters of a day......if not, three or four days
Hope that this helps you
Best regards Johngee10
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: expansion valve location
raven 1g: Your car doesn't use an expansion valve. It uses a fixed orifice tube which is located in the smaller of the two A/C lines, just before they enter the cabin area of the car.
Just disconnect the line and pull the orifice tube out of the line. Be careful not to break off anything and leave it in the line.
Posted on May 10, 2009
SOURCE: Replace the A/C exansion valve
i am not really sure on this but try these websites fix & troubleshoot heating & A/C its www.automedia.com and the other one is car A/c repair www.directgardening.com if you have a autozone near you there you can rent the special tools you will need take them back and get your money back try www.autozone.com
Posted on May 25, 2009
Transit Guru360 is right, It's not so hard and you might remove a few extra nuts...but once you've done it, it's a piece of cake the next time.
I just did this on my 300CD and this is what you do...
I dont have a AC belt since my AC doesn't work I removed it a while ago
1 You'll need:
a. a nice long pry bar (for tightening belts later)
b. a pair of 13m and 17mm wrenchs as well as sockets to do other side of each bolt.
c. a pan for the antifreeze to drip into since you'll remove the top hose to give you more room to
work and it will be full of antifreeze.
d. straight screwdriver
e. Some Gojo...yes working on diesels is a dirty dirty job
First take off top radiator hose, then smaller overflow hose, then upper and lower air intake hoses and unplug that little wire...not sure what it does, but it's in the way.
The power steering and alternator both have 3 bolts that hold them in place...you'll have to remove the power steering belt first. These are all 13mm. If standing at drivers side, there's a bold at bottom of powr steering pump, its an adjustment kind, remove the nut or just loosen it but leave bolt in.
Then remove the other two bolts, they are recessed in the back of pump on lower side. You can see which ones they are by looking for the nuts on front of pump. Loosen them and remove them.
Pump will be totally loose now, take off that belt and carefully finagle it around fan and off if need replaced, if not, just drop and let hang for now.
Then onto Alternator which will be bottom left of engine as you look at front of engine. Theres a through bolt on bottom of alternator, just roll up your sleevesand climb under car and use 17mm wrench...the alternator is threaded so there's not nut down there to loosen. Dont remove this bolt, just loosen it well.
Now loosen the top 2 bolts, dont worry about the adjustment, mine was stripped...and my adjustment was the prybar:) Loosen those but dont remove them...wiggle the alternator until it gives you the slack you need to remove the belt, if you cant get the slack, you can wrap your fingers around the belt upper and lower and squeeze, this will give lots of leverage and force alternator to move in, then pop that belt off and discard.
Now just put the alternator belt back on, use prybar to get proper tension...and tighten. A half inch of play is about the right tension...but tighter is good with a new belt since it will stratch a bit over time.
Make sure all 3 bolts are tight on alternator then move to replace power steering pump belt, but you will have to put at least onee of the top bolts back on to pivot against when using prybar to tighten that belt, then once you have the tension you want, tighten adjustment bolt, then keep the tension and put 3rd bolt in and tighten, make sure all are tight and you have 1/2 inch play on that belt as well. Then put all the other things back together ...check to make sure all tools are out from engine compartment and fire it up, if it squeels, it's too loose, if not, you're good and you can wipe down your tools, put them away and use the GoJo:)
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
You can try accessing the expansion valve without tearing out the complete dashboard assembly by removing all the panels/molding that secures the glove box on the passenger side.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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