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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: egr valve location
The EGR Valve Location is typically housed on the intake manifold this schematic may help you
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
SOURCE: egr valve on a 2002 Saturn SL1
Take off air breather tube,you should see a cone shaped part, on top and at back of engine right by the gas pedal cable. Remove the 2 10mm bolts, and it should come right off.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
I have the same car, but haven't had this problem (yet), I've had others (I believe it to be the infamous intake gasket fold), but this was on the list of things to check.
Yes, you can do this yourself. The EGR is on the driver side, mounted on the intake underneath the air intake line. You might just need to clean it up a little though with some carburetor cleaner, a toothbrush, and by using a torxx wrench to gently move the pintle up and down while turning it left to right. If it gets stuck when you move it (doesn't pop back down), then you definetly have been having trouble with it...just tap it on the side with a wrench and it'll pop out. Repeat until it moves easily.
To remove the EGR:
1. remove the air intake line by loosening the hose clamps on intake manifold and the air filter box. Also remove the other hose running from the valve cover to the air intake.
2. disconnect the electrical cable from the top by pulling the tab out and pulling the cable up
3. Use a 10 mm socket and and extension bar (at least 4") to loosen the two bolts holding the valve on.
It takes about 10 minutes, 20 max to do, and is far cheaper then spending $180 for a new valve!
Posted on May 10, 2009
EGR stands for EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION.
This is a loop back system between your exhaust manifold and the underside of your filter.
The EGR valve is located between the inlet (exhaust manifold) and the outlet (intake manifold).
About 8-12" below the air filter....toward the passenger side.
EGR carbon built up can be clean.
Check the soft membrane on the EGR valve and see is it crack/torn. If it's in good shape then you may reuse it.
The professional use a vacuum hand tool to determine the travel of the EGR.
There are carbon built up inside the EGR air passage tube too,
Make sure you give both a good cleaning.
The EGR base gasket MUST BE REPLACE!
Order one before you start the job.
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Posted on Aug 31, 2009
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