Question about 1999 Mazda 626
Where can I locate the EGR valve
Should run from your throttle body or carburator.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Check engine light usually has to do with a smog problem, It could be major (not likely) or very minor, like a stuck PCV valve. You need to take the car to someone with a vehical code computer. The reason the light its self comes on is becouse a sensor in the car is telling the computer somthing is not working right. Half the time it has happend to me, I just clear the code, or codes, that turns the light off and I just keep driving the thing. But it is a very good idea to at least find out what it is first. I hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
-after you change the part you have to reset/clear the code
-this can be done by either:
(1) using the OBD2 code reader that Autozone used OR since option 2 (below) is very quick
(2) disconnecting the battery for about 30 seconds (this will delete all codes/radio presets/etc) but it will also clear the 'check engine' code
-this is what I do AFTER i write down my radio station presets :)
-hopefully the new EGR valve resolves your issue after you CLEAR the code
...but that code just means a an insufficient amount of Exhaust Gas recirculation (pressure difference) used to keep the emissions in check
-if it comes back, then there are a few other fixes to try also
-let me know if you need further assistance
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Posted on Nov 03, 2008
You could have a restriction in the egr ports. remove the valve. Plug the holes, start engine. 1 hole will be blowing out exhaust, the other will have large vacuum.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
You need to reset the cars cpu,..you can do this by unhooking the negative side of the battery for about 10 minuts,then if the light comes on again,run the obd2 reader again,because there is another problem.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
SOURCE: EGR Sensor/valve replacement
The EGR is a three part series; the valve, soleniod, and sensor. They are fairly easy to change, a few hours with a buddy. They are located on the top back, center of the engine. Take a look you will see something that is small and cylinder like with a wire connected to the top, that is the vavle. I would replace all three at once as they are all together and you have to take of one to take of the others. The total price will cost you about $250 in parts. However, you must know your engine type on the Sable/Tarus as the parts are different per engine.
Posted on May 02, 2009
SOURCE: how to clean/check the egr valve
When the EGR VALVE is
clogged or malfunctioning, it can cause irregularities in engine
performance such as rough idling or valve
knock, indicating that the EGR
valve should be
The EGR valve works by routing a small amount of exhaust back into the combustion chamber. When the temperature in the combustion chamber is too high, nitrogen oxides are produced, which combine with elements in the atmosphere to form smog. Introducing a small amount of exhaust into the system reduces the temperature in the combustion chamber, reducing the amount of nitrogen oxides produced.
Many EGR valves are mechanical, and simply have a small valve which opens to allow exhaust into the combustion chamber and closes when it is not necessary, and to keep the air mixture optimal for combustion. Some mechanical versions will not open until there is sufficient back pressure, ensuring that the valve will not be open when the engine is idle or warming up and needs a higher concentration of oxigen for combustion. Electronic EGR valves are also available, and use electronics to regulate the valve.
If the EGR valve is stuck open, it will essentially cause a vacuum leak, leading to inefficient combustion, rough idling, hesitation, and sometimes stalling in extreme cases. This is because the car cannot combust on carbon dioxide from the tailpipe — it needs atmospheric oxygen. If the combustion chamber is flooded with exhaust from an open EGR valve, it will not function properly. To check and see if the EGR valve is stuck open, have someone idle a parked vehicle with the brake on while you examine the plunger shaft to see if it is stuck open.
If the EGR valve is stuck closed, emissions of nitrogen oxides will rise, and the car may start to knock. Spark knock happens when the fuel mixture in the combustion chamber ignites before it has been reached by the explosion in the cylinder, resulting in a disruption of the engine timing. In this instance, the engine should be warmed up and revved to see if the EGR valve will move.
In both cases, simple repairs are possible. The EGR valve can be clogged, and a simple cleaning of a mechanical EGR valve may solve the problem. In the case of an electrically controlled EGR valve or a more complex mechanical problem, replacement of the valve may be needed. The EGR valve is an expensive motor vehicle component, and care should be taken to ensure that it needs to be replaced rather than repaired. A reputable mechanic should advise you appropriately.
Failure to repair or replace the EGR valve will not lead to a life threatening condition, although it will reduce the life of your car and increase the potential emissions. Especially in areas which require smog testing, an automobile with a malfunctioning EGR valve may not pass
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Posted on Mar 18, 2010
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