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Egr value, check engine light come on, egr valve has been replaced 2 time and sensor also

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The problem with the Warning system for the EGR is it usually blames insufficient flow to the sensors that measure the flow.

What is really happening is the intake manifold is clogging under the airhorn mount. The airhorn has a butterfly flap on it and mounts where the carburetors use to be. The EGR gets its flow from passages beneath the airhorn. You need to clean the passages to the EGR. Then remove the battery cable for 10 minutes to clear the old codes. The check engine code should go away when the manifold is clean.

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Did you clean out the EGR air passage tube?

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Check for

vacuum leaks on intake manifold,

the air tube between the air filter.

intake manifold vacuum hose.

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clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner

SEE sample picture HERE
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Also remove carbon built up behind the EGR valve and the EGR passage tube.

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Vacuum leak WILL offset the intended 14.7 to 1 air fuel ratio.

More un-metered air (leaks) will lean out the fuel mixture.

Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot.

At idle,just spray and listen for the RPM surge.

The in-rush of carb clearer will increase the RPM on the motor.

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

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EGR carbon built up require 2+ hours to clean from start to finish.

You will need a new EGR base gasket before your start.

Locate and remove the EGR valve after the vehicle is cool down.

Carefully record the connector and vacuum line (for older vehicle) location by drawing an easily to follow diagram.

Remove the EGR valve.

Inspect the location of the carbon built-up inside the valve and the EGR passage tube.

SOAK these areas with WD-40 spary.

You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right.

RE-SOAK the carbon and let it sit for over-night will also help.

One the last round,pass a shop vacuum of the EGR valve and the passage pipe.

Install the new EGR gasket and connectors.

Allow the vehicle to warm up outdoor to burn up any remaining WD-40.


Take it for a test drive.


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    Item Part Number Description 1 6049 RH Cylinder Head 2 - Differential Pressure Feedback EGR Sensor 3 - Nut (2 Req'd) 4 - Stud Bolt 5 - Bolt (2 Req'd) 6 - Differential Pressure Feedback EGR Sensor Bracket A - Tighten to 5-7 Nm (45-61 Lb-In) B - Tighten to 8-12 Nm (71-106 Lb-In)

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Follow the hose from the solenoid down to the valve and you'll find it!

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