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What are the easiest ways I can take the EGR valve off?

I have been working on taking off the EGR valves for 4 hours long and still can't take it off.

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SOURCE: How to replace EGR valve on 2000 camry V6?

If you have a P0401 code from a CEL, the first thing is to check the EGR vacuum modulator. It is a little well usually next to the EGR. Pop the cap off and dust the little sponge inside. Sometimes this gets stuffed up with carbon particles and causes recirculation problems. You should clean the tubes hooked to it while you are there. Reset the code and see if the light comes back.

Replacing the EGR is not a tidy job. It is an expensive part to replace and you will disconnect the three hoses and dismantle it from engine by two nuts. Save it for the later if the previous trick fails to work.

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i have two qution, how can i replace the egr valve, where is the power window and seat fuse?

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: egr code

REPLACE the EGR valve and gasket, stop being cheap. sometimes there are things that cant be fixed. It could have a micro crack in it or a bad spring. Just brake down and replace it. I have been there so many times. You smack your head into the wall for hours on something that you dance around for months. Let me know once you replace it.


Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: OBD code 0401 (1997 Toyota Camry 4 cyl)

There is a VSV (vacuum switching valve) , usually mounted on the back side of engine block, under the intake manifold, as well as the map sensor, that can also cause that code if one or the other is faulty. It takes some pretty detailed troubleshooting to confirm this in some cases, so if that's not in your line of work, you may have to have it properly diagnosed, or take a 50/50 shot at which one first.

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SOURCE: yaris egr valve

look for a unit that is about 3inches round and about 2- 3 incghes highits usually in the rear by fire wall/ Please rate my response thank you very much

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what are the codes that made him think these two parts need replacing. The egr could cause a rough idle or stall, But it would need to be stuck open a little which may not set an egr code.

The crank sensor wouldnt cause a rough idle but the car could stall at times intermittantly.

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