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Yes it can, use engine carbon cleaner avail from ford, I think they call it combustion chamber cleaner, remove the valve and soak the lower half of the valve were the exhaust goes through over night and then work the pentile up and to clean the sealing area, FixYa.com claims they have factory repair manuals, they have nothing of the sort, this is not to say some experts may have manuals, we do, but we work from home and in most cases have a small library. Experts are not employed by FixYa.com, we help free of charge as much as we can with the general automotive knowledge we have learned while working as auto technicians, specific test values, repair procedures and illustrations are unique to each car line, these are not in most cases available to us. Thanks for using FixYa!

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Can the EGR valve on a 1997 Acura CL 2.2 be cleaned?

Sometimes you can remove them and clean the carbon build up off of them and lubricate it before you reinstall it. Make sure you can find a new gasket before you take it off. Usually you ruin the gasket removing the EGR. Good luck. Please rate me so I know how I'm doing. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: How to clean EGR valve passages in 1993 Isuzu Trooper DOHC V6

You have to the EGR valve (sometimes the Intake manifold to EGR Vlalve line also). After you remove it take a drill bit the about 20 % smaller than the actual hole of the outlet side and rotate the drill bit with your hand to dig out the carbon. Aditionally the line coming from the intake manifold to the EGR valve will clog near the connection to the EGR valve. I use either a single piece of copper wire or the wire that you would use to tie ribar together to clean the line. When your done cleaning take a piece of vacuum line and connect it to the diaphram side and **** on it... then plug the line well with your thumb. Grasp the valve and blow thru it... Air should blow thru it freely. Remove your thumb from the vacuum line and try blowing again.. No air should pass thru the valve.
Then reinstall the valve and start the vehicle with the vacuum line disconnected (but blocked off) Use another piece of vacuum line connected to the diaphram again and **** on the line.. The vehicle should die or run really bad. If it does this then you cleaned it correctly.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

saailer
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SOURCE: egr valve cleaning

Hello! Cleaning works at times...The EGR is bolted to the back-side of the intake manifold...Two bolts hold it in place...More than likely it's fouled with carbon...However, looking at the age of the vehicle I would recommend replacing it...
Auto Zone sells them for $74.99...The part # is EGR3173...Guru........Saailer

Posted on May 08, 2010

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SOURCE: to clean the EGR valve

Not sure why you would want to clean it and not just replace it..... it's a cheap part that is normally replaced as part of a tune up. To clean it, remove it and spray it out with a spray degreaser, engine cleaner, carb cleaner, etc. Make sure to rinse it completey and make sure it's thoroughly dry before reinstalling.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: EGR valve is being cleaned due to "Check Engine"

CLEANING THE VALVE WILL NOT RESOLVE THE ISSUE, IT SHOULD BE REPLACED.

Posted on Dec 16, 2010

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  1. Install a tachometer on the engine, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Detach the engine wiring harness connector from the Idle Air Control (IAC) solenoid.
  3. Disconnect and plug the vacuum supply hose from the EGR valve.
  4. Start the engine, then apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels and position the transmission in Neutral.
  5. Observe and note the idle speed.
If the engine will not idle with the IAC solenoid disconnected, provide an air bypass to the engine by slightly opening the throttle plate or by creating an intake vacuum leak. Do not allow the idle speed to exceed typical idle rpm.
Using a hand-held vacuum pump, slowly apply 5-10 in. Hg (17-34 kPa) of vacuum to the EGR valve nipple.
  1. If the idle speed drops more than 100 rpm with the vacuum applied and returns to normal after the vacuum is removed, the EGR valve is OK.
  2. If the idle speed does not drop more than 100 rpm with the vacuum applied and return to normal after the vacuum is removed, inspect the EGR valve for a blockage; clean it if a blockage is found. Replace the EGR valve if no blockage is found, or if cleaning the valve does not remedy the malfunction.


EGR Valve Removal & Install
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Fig. : EGR mounting-3.0L OHV (2 valve) engine

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Fig. : EGR mounting-3.4L (SHO) engine

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Fig. : Remove the two retaining bolts and...

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Fig.: ... remove the valve from the intake manifold

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Fig.: Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces of the manifold and the EGR valve (if being reused)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the vacuum hose from the EGR valve.
  3. Using a 22mm wrench or crowfoot, disconnect the EGR valve-to-exhaust manifold tube from the EGR valve.
  4. Remove the EGR valve mounting fasteners, then separate the valve from the intake manifold.
  5. Remove and discard the old EGR valve gasket, and clean the gasket mating surfaces on the valve and the intake manifold.
To install:
  1. Install the EGR valve, along with a new gasket, on the upper intake manifold, then install and tighten the mounting bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  2. Connect the EGR valve-to-exhaust manifold tube to the valve, then tighten the tube nut to 26-47 ft. lbs. (35-65 Nm).
  3. Connect the vacuum hose to the EGR valve.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Fig. : EGR mounting-3.0L OHC (4 valve) engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the vacuum hose from the EGR valve.
  3. Remove the two EGR tube-to-EGR valve retaining nuts.
  4. Remove the EGR valve mounting fasteners, then separate the valve from the intake manifold.
  5. Remove and discard the old EGR valve gasket, and clean the gasket mating surfaces on the valve and the intake manifold.
To install:
  1. Install the EGR valve, along with a new gasket, on the upper intake manifold, then install and tighten the mounting bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  2. Connect the EGR valve-to-EGR tube, then tighten the retaining nuts.
  3. Connect the vacuum hose to the EGR valve.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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  1. Detach the vacuum hose from the EGR valve.
  2. Remove the two nuts which secure the EGR valve to the intake manifold assembly.
  3. Remove the valve and gasket from the manifold.
  4. Clean all gasket material from both mating surfaces.
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  1. Install a tachometer on the engine, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Detach the engine wiring harness connector from the Idle Air Control (IAC) solenoid.
  3. Disconnect and plug the vacuum supply hose from the EGR valve.
  4. Start the engine, then apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels and position the transmission in Neutral.
  5. Observe and note the idle speed.
If the engine will not idle with the IAC solenoid disconnected, provide an air bypass to the engine by slightly opening the throttle plate or by creating an intake vacuum leak. Do not allow the idle speed to exceed typical idle rpm.
Using a hand-held vacuum pump, slowly apply 5-10 in. Hg (17-34 kPa) of vacuum to the EGR valve nipple.
  1. If the idle speed drops more than 100 rpm with the vacuum applied and returns to normal after the vacuum is removed, the EGR valve is OK.
  2. If the idle speed does not drop more than 100 rpm with the vacuum applied and return to normal after the vacuum is removed, inspect the EGR valve for a blockage; clean it if a blockage is found. Replace the EGR valve if no blockage is found, or if cleaning the valve does not remedy the malfunction.


EGR Valve Removal & Install
3.0L OHV (2 valve) and 3.4L SHO engines

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Fig. : EGR mounting-3.0L OHV (2 valve) engine

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Fig. : EGR mounting-3.4L (SHO) engine

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Fig. : Remove the two retaining bolts and...

b849310.jpg

Fig.: ... remove the valve from the intake manifold

795549d.jpg

Fig.: Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces of the manifold and the EGR valve (if being reused)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the vacuum hose from the EGR valve.
  3. Using a 22mm wrench or crowfoot, disconnect the EGR valve-to-exhaust manifold tube from the EGR valve.
  4. Remove the EGR valve mounting fasteners, then separate the valve from the intake manifold.
  5. Remove and discard the old EGR valve gasket, and clean the gasket mating surfaces on the valve and the intake manifold.
To install:
  1. Install the EGR valve, along with a new gasket, on the upper intake manifold, then install and tighten the mounting bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  2. Connect the EGR valve-to-exhaust manifold tube to the valve, then tighten the tube nut to 26-47 ft. lbs. (35-65 Nm).
  3. Connect the vacuum hose to the EGR valve.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Fig. : EGR mounting-3.0L OHC (4 valve) engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the vacuum hose from the EGR valve.
  3. Remove the two EGR tube-to-EGR valve retaining nuts.
  4. Remove the EGR valve mounting fasteners, then separate the valve from the intake manifold.
  5. Remove and discard the old EGR valve gasket, and clean the gasket mating surfaces on the valve and the intake manifold.
To install:
  1. Install the EGR valve, along with a new gasket, on the upper intake manifold, then install and tighten the mounting bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
  2. Connect the EGR valve-to-EGR tube, then tighten the retaining nuts.
  3. Connect the vacuum hose to the EGR valve.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Check engine light on when check it insufficent EGR valve


yes the passages can be cleaned. They pass exhaust gas into the intake maniflod for reburning.

It could be the DPFE that controls the EGR too. Diff. Pressure Feedback EGR.

there is also a vacuum regulator valve and a solenoid too.

Please rate as fixya if this helps.

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Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve —3.0L (2V) Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve (9D475).
    1. Disconnect the vacuum line.
    1. Disconnect EGR tube nut.
  1. Remove the EGR valve.
    • Remove the two bolts.
    • Remove and discard the gasket.
  1. NOTE: The sealing surfaces are soft metal.
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    • Carefully clean both sealing surfaces and install a new EGR valve gasket.
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EGR Valve —3.0L (4V) Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the EGR valve (9D475).
    1. Disconnect the vacuum line.
    1. Disconnect the EGR tube.
    1. Remove the EGR valve and discard the gaskets.
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  1. NOTE: The EGR valve sealing surfaces are soft metal.
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    • Carefully clean all sealing surfaces and install new EGR valve gaskets.

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