Question about 2002 Ford Escape
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
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
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
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
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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