Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: my van had wiring and the computer replaces bc it ran rough. 4 months later same thing. Now suggested to replace the expansion val

asked by on

I have spent 3,400 on it. Is this possible within 5 months to have so much wrong. Should I get a 2nd opinion or get rid of the van?

My car has 181000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The expansion valve has nothing to do with a rough running condition. I’m curious as to what the reasoning was for having the expansion valve replaced. If it is because of an suspected A/C leak then the leak is most likely the evaporator in the dash along with the expansion valve needing to be replaced.

If you’re wondering about getting rid of van or not. You’ll need to answer the question of whether or not the cost of repairs will exceed the actual value of the van or not? You should consider the amount of money that can be used as a trade in on another vehicle.

I’d suggest getting your van looked at by a qualified technician to diagnose your rough running condition and assess the overall condition of the vehicle. They’ll be able to suggest what to do from there.

If you do decide to buy another used vehicle then have it pre-purchase inspected by a certified mechanic to make sure you won’t run into any unforeseen problems. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • my van had wiring and the computer replaces bc it ran rough. 4 months later same thing. Now suggested to replace the expansion val

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Battery indicator light coming on

The charging indicator light comes on when your vehicle is not charging or you have an ignition cylinder binding and not coming to the full run position. The ignition switch and key lock cylinder may be at fault. The rough...

Q: I am having problem my 2006 dodge charger

It's possible that the fuel pump is your source of issues. However, if you haven't cleaned your throttle body, fuel injectors, or replace the fuel filters, I'd suggest you complete those services before buying or installing a new fuel pump....

Q: Will a faulty crank position sensor affect my auto trans function? 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

Hello - No, the crankshaft position sensor will not affect your transmission at all - except when it fails, and the engine ceases to run. Check your transmission fluid for the correct level and condition (pinkish, with no burned smell)....

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.