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CEL IS SHOWING SOMETHING ABOUT EGR VALVE

It me again.... my CELhas been coming and going, but lately it has been staying on. i do not remember the code but the guy at Autozone confirmed it was the egr. i do not have a vacuum pump to correctly check it, but the guy at the store told me that i can remove and clean the valve. i looked at it, it seems a bit hard to get to, but it is possible... do you recommend attempting to clean it, and if so, how do i go about do so. soryy, it's a 96 chevy caprice 185, xxx miles and running strong.

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First before you remove it make sure you have a new gasket. I would also make sure there is a new one avaliable locally if you need to purchase one. Supposedly once you have it off you can tap on the bottom and break loose any carbon build up I guess. As far as not having a vacuum pump. If you have a piece of vacuum hose you could probably attach to it and **** on it and see if the diaphram is good. Kind of crude method but should work.
New EGR might be around $75.-80. Guessing.
Hope this helps you keep it going another 185,000

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

  • Rick Amick
    Rick Amick Mar 24, 2009

    Oh if you do pull it off make sure you carefully remove any old gasket on mating surfaces

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