Chrysler Pacifica Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube) Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(321)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(321)

Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube) Replacement Service

How much does a Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube) Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Chrysler Pacifica Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube) Replacement is $306 with $116 for parts and $190 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler PacificaV6-3.8LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$535.26Shop/Dealer Price$631.58 - $875.55
2007 Chrysler PacificaV6-3.8LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$573.38Shop/Dealer Price$689.27 - $991.85
2008 Chrysler PacificaV6-4.0LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$573.38Shop/Dealer Price$689.27 - $991.84
2017 Chrysler PacificaV6-3.6LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$440.32Shop/Dealer Price$520.14 - $710.14
2006 Chrysler PacificaV6-3.5LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$573.38Shop/Dealer Price$689.30 - $991.90
2008 Chrysler PacificaV6-3.8LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$573.38Shop/Dealer Price$689.27 - $991.84
2007 Chrysler PacificaV6-4.0LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$583.38Shop/Dealer Price$698.99 - $1001.37
2006 Chrysler PacificaV6-3.8LService typeExpansion Valve (Orifice Tube) ReplacementEstimate$583.38Shop/Dealer Price$699.74 - $1002.67
Show example Chrysler Pacifica Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube) Replacement prices

What is the Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube) all about?

The air conditioning system in your vehicle depends on the refrigerant that circulates in the A/C system. In particular, the evaporator core inside the passenger compartment requires a specific, metered amount of refrigerant in order to efficiently cool the interior. The expansion valve, also known as an orifice tube in some designs, regulates the pressure of refrigerant that enters the evaporator. The tube is also where liquid refrigerant under pressure converts to a gaseous form. The gaseous refrigerant absorbs heat from air passing through the evaporator core and carries it to the condenser where the heat is removed.

In a situation where the orifice tube is either blocked or stuck open, the air conditioning will not cool properly. Too much refrigerant will cause frost on the core and prevent air from passing through to cool the air temperature. Too little refrigerant passing through the evaporator means not enough heat is absorbed and the interior is insufficiently cooled. In either situation, you may need to replace the expansion valve/orifice tube.

Keep in mind:

  • Air conditioning work needs to be completed by a trained and licensed professional in nearly all circumstances because refrigerants are regulated substances.
  • It is possible for the expansion valve to become blocked by excessive moisture in the air conditioning system, which would indicate a receiver/drier problem.

How it's done:

  • The AC refrigerant is removed from the system
  • The defective expansion valve is removed
  • The new expansion valve is installed
  • The a/c system is recharged with refrigerant
  • The a/c system is tested for leaks and proper operation

Our recommendation:

Whenever air conditioning repairs or refrigerant recharges are performed, have the expansion valve inspected for proper operation. If the expansion valve is not opening or closing properly, you may need one of our expert technicians to replace the expansion valve or orifice tube.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube)?

  • Air conditioning doesn’t cool sufficiently
  • Air conditioning expansion valve is frosty but the air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air

How important is this service?

Air conditioning is a comfort item in a vehicle, not a safety issue. However, the air conditioning also removes moisture in the air for the defrost setting to clear your windows. If the air conditioning is not working properly, your vision may be impaired in humid or very cold weather.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Chrysler mechanics

Real customer reviews from Chrysler owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(321)

Rating Summary
289
18
3
3
8
289
18
3
3
8

Jason

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-3.6L - Oil Change - West Hempstead, New York
Amazing!!!! Great Friendly

Patrick

32 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
32 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-4.0L - lock lever linkage - Las Vegas, Nevada
Nice job, punctual, fair price. All anyone can ask!!

Steven

26 years of experience
72 reviews
Steven
26 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-4.0L - Oil Change - Temecula, California
Great service - had trouble getting the first appointment and had to move to next day, but the service was great and Steven was on-time, and efficient; he did a great job. Will definitely use again.

Faraz

22 years of experience
59 reviews
Faraz
22 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-3.5L - Window Motor / Regulator Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Pleasanton, California
Replaced passenger side front window regulator, very good mechanic

Excellent Rating

(321)

Rating Summary
289
18
3
3
8
289
18
3
3
8
Number of Chrysler Pacifica services completed
3531+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Chrysler MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump
Common signs include coolant leaks at the front-center of the car, loose water pump pulley, overheating engine, and steam coming from the radiator.
Windshield Laws in Idaho
If If you drive a vehicle in Idaho, there are many different rules of the road that you have to follow to stay legal and safe. However, you are also required to make sure that your windshield is in compliance...
P0905 OBD-II Trouble Code: Gate Select Circuit Range/Performance
P0905 means there is an issue within the gate select circuit range/performance often due too the TCM or the select stroke sensor.

Car leaking coolant from flange.

You may need to have the radiator hose clamp replaced. (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/radiator-hose-replacement) I have had problems with the spring type connector on the hose. You should change them out to the screw on type clamp. I would recommend having a technician...

2010 Ford Taurus w/190K miles stalling when idle. Told it needs new timing chain and cam phaser. Is this true?

The diagnosis seems to be what may be causing the many different codes since a timing chain and phasers can cause the stalling. The cost quotes is not out of line.

We got a code when scanned thst says cylinder 8 glow plug control circuit and need to find out if we just need the plug or exactly what the deal is the check [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) light came on but the truck is running

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com