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EGR Valve needs cleaning or replacing

I need to clean or replace the egr valve but cannot find an accurate engine diagram or instructions on the internet. Can you help me to accurately identify it and provide removal instructions. Its a 2.0 liter 1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max.

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The link below is a diagram of the EGR valve. Looks like a mushroom with vacuum lines attached.

http://www.chiltonlibrary.com/content/images/8666/images/86664018.gif

Instructions:

  • Label and disconnect the hoses from the valve. Carefully loosen and remove the retaining bolts, remembering that they are probably heat-seized and rusty. Use penetrating oil freely.
  • Remove the valve and clean the gasket remains from both mating surfaces.
  • Inspect the valve for any sign of carbon deposits or other cause of binding or sticking. The valve must close and seal properly; the pintle area may be cleaned with solvent to remove soot and carbon.

  • I hope this answers your question. Best of luck.
    Greg

    Posted on May 30, 2009

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      Greg Margossian Jun 02, 2009

      Please rate the solution provided if you feel it answered your question. Thanks very much.

      Greg

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

    b9175c5.jpg

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

    5fcd84e.jpg

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

    4552fc2.jpg

    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.

    3.0L OHC (4 valve)

    d8a563e.jpg

    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. 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.
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    d8a563e.jpg

    Fig. : EGR mounting-3.0L OHC (4 valve) engine
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    the air tube between the air filter.

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    clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner

    SEE sample picture HERE
    ===

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    ===

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    Record the problem spot(s) and address it later.

    ===

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