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Car stalling Okay, I now know that it is not my EGR velve because I was not able to lacate it on my car. Could it possible be my headers that are plugged or not. I don't have the money to take it in to the shop so that is why I am looking else where for help.

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The original problem needs to be mentioned but the chance that any part of the exhaust system is clogged is minimal.
The only things that could possibly clog are 1. Catalytic convertor 2. (very unlikely) the muffler.
Have someone listen at the tailpipe while the engine is turning with the starter.
There should be recognizable rhythmic noises, not a hissing. If it is hissing, the catalytic convertor is the likely culprit.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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    Steve Allison Jun 30, 2008

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    Your car DOES have an EGR valve since they are offered as replacement parts by countless auto parts sources.

    It is unusual not to find it on or near the exhaust manifold but I guess it could be located elsewhere and connected by metal pipes.

    If you are still going to try to fix this yourself, I highly recommend you purchase an aftermarket manual for your car which will serve to help you now and perhaps afford some protection from lying auto mechanics.

    Haynes or Chilton will have one covering your car and are typically under $20, a good investment.

    These can be had at nearly any auto parts store although the chains (Advance Auto, Auto Zone) are your best bets.



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