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Old 09-13-2004, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

From my last post - I finally got everything in order. I had to replace the starter, the alternator, a sensor. All in the period of three weeks. Annoying - yes. Yesterday the check engine light came on again and this time is the EGR valve. I was informed that I could take this off and clean it. My question is, is there a special way of doing this that I should be aware of. Is there a section on the valve that I should not let the cleaner get on?


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Old 09-13-2004, 21:58   #2 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

From my last post - I finally got everything in order. I had to replace the starter, the alternator, a sensor. All in the period of three weeks. Annoying - yes. Yesterday the check engine light came on again and this time is the EGR valve. I was informed that I could take this off and clean it. My question is, is there a special way of doing this that I should be aware of. Is there a section on the valve that I should not let the cleaner get on?


Thanks again in advance.
I have never heard anything about cleaning an EGR valve. I know you can disconnect the vaccum line and it will help...depending on the polution controls. I guess if you have to buy a new one then its worth a shot to try it out.
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i have a similar problem with that. i was wondering if you could help me locate it. any descriptions or pix would be helpful.
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If the code read is a p0401, p1401, p0402, or p1402, replace the DPFE sensor, not the valve.
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You CAN clean the valve if you would like to. you have to take off a couple bolts, and a nut to remove it. when you get it off, you can clean the inlet and outlet ports with either a wire brush or a scraper, but dont use any cleaner on it. make sure to get any carbon particles that may hold the valve open. should fix the valve problem, but no effect if the problem lays with the sensor. Good Luck!!!!
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