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Below is a link to the EGR (exhaust gas reciculation) valve on your car.

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Here are instructions on removal:

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Unplug the electrical connector from the EET.
  • Detach the vacuum hose from the EET.
  • Remove the EGR valve mounting bolts, then remove the EGR valve and EET.
  • Remove and discard the old gaskets. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces and/or passages.
  • Check for any signs of leakage or cracked surfaces. Repair or replace as necessary

    Best of luck on your repair.
    Greg
  • Posted on May 30, 2009

    • Greg Margossian
      Greg Margossian Jun 02, 2009

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    Figure 1: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Diagram Item Number Description 1 — EGR/EVAP Control Solenoid 2 — Air Cleaner Housing 3 — Throttle Valve 4 — EGR Temperature Sensor 5 — EGR Valve 6 — EGR Backpressure Transducer 7 — EVAP Canister
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