Has anyone replaced the Expansion valve in their Vibe? Or knows of any resources (ideally with photos or video!!) to aid me in my repair?
I'm the owner of a 2004 Pontiac Vibe. I've been able to do a whole bunch of little fixes and maintenance to my car over the years, but now I'm stumped.
I've recently been having issues with my air conditioning (just in time for the Texas "excessive heat"!) and after various troubleshooting and diagnosis, I'm almost certain the TXV is bad / or stuck. I was able to order the part, and I've got the service manual information (thank you so much AZgl1800!!).
While the repair looks pretty straight forward... but how in the world do I get to the TXV?? The service manual doesn't specify anything needed to be "moved out of the way" in order to make the fix, but on the parts manual it almost looks as though it is under the dash. but when I peak around I don't see where it might be. Ideally I don't have to take my entire car apart to fix one thing, but if it comes to that, I'd at least like to know what I need to take out and in what order.
Thanks so much for any assistance!!
2004 "Shadow Gray" ~120k miles