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Old 07-04-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Ok so I finally found the egr valve, I took some pictures . Do i need to replace it or clean it .. How can I tell if its bad

How do I know if the valve gasket is bad also.. Sorry I am a woman and I just have alot of questions, I am learning this for the first time
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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yah i would say its a little coked up with carbon deposits i would clean it with carb cleaner ans see how you make out a little brushing can help and cleaning of 2 holes where it mounts also clean the holes out then start car quickly and shut off it will want to rev to redline so shut down quickly that just cleans out theports you definetely need a gasket i wouildnt replace the egr if you do not half to as they are costly unless you check the srapyard one of the holes has a spring opens and closes also has a seay careful not to damge the seat when ckleaning push the pintle open with a pen or something and spray carb cleaner into it careful als not to damage the wiring hook up

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Old 07-04-2011, 05:29 PM   #3
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It really helps us help you if you keep with your original posting when you ask a question. As noted in your previous post at http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=169185 there are videos showing how to test and clean the EGR.

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Old 07-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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And I would replace the gasket. It's cheap. By the look of the EGR it hasn't been off in awhile.

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:09 PM   #5
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Thank you all so much for pointing me to the right directions
The egr valve was really dirty alot of black stuff came out.

I really can't tell if the car runs any differently .
I did a homemade gasket ,because I didn't know they were only $1.99

So is there something else I am to check . I know I had three error codes
the conveter and 02 sensor. Is it possible that the egr could effect those codes

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Old 07-05-2011, 07:12 AM   #6
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Rock Auto has Saturn parts on sale, I picked up an EGR valve for my 01 for $75

Air and oil filters are also inexpensive too...

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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ok so today my service egine light came on ,which it hasn't done and it stayed on for about 15 mins and went off. I have cleaned the egr and replaced the gasket. I do know the calyst is showing error code and my 02 sensors. Which one could i replace first to pass

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Don't replace anything until you know the actual code(s) associated with the SES light.

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:54 PM   #9
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If you could get the code #'s and post them here it would help. You don't have to know a lot about cars since there is a wealth of knowledgeable people here. They just need some information to better guide you. Good luck!

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