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What feels like a slight miss when you put a load on the engine...2.3L

Have replaced the plugs, wires, cleaned fuel system. Someone said it could be the ERG valve??? Where is that located?

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2002 and later pickups with the 3.0 litre are not equipped with an egr valve

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It will not be egr valve ,check the timing of the engine first and eliminate this then make sure you have used the correct plugs then start looking at, oxygen sensor , air flow meter but check timing first

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