Cleaning EGR valve

Tiny
SDPIPARANORMAL
  • MEMBER
  • 1995 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Whats the best way to clean the egr valve on 1995 saturn twin cam
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 2:03 AM

8 Replies

Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
You can try and clean it I haven't had much luck cleaning them every time I have tried to clean one the light always came back on eventually. You would turn it over push down the pintle and put some carbon cleaner in the hole let it soak in there at least an hour then spin the pintle slow wire a torx bit then spray it out with brake cleaner. Also make sure the egr port isn't clogged. But I recommend you just replace the egr valve. If you shop around there not too expensive.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 2:14 AM
Tiny
SDPIPARANORMAL
  • MEMBER
Il have to give that a try I took it down for smog and it failed they told me to clean the egr and replace the spark plugs and bring it back for a retest
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
I would also make sure the egr port is clear with the egr valve off start the engine for a few second's then engine should race up and you should hear a large exhaust leak. Do you have any code's?What were your reading's that the car failed?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
SDPIPARANORMAL
  • MEMBER
It passed the 15 mph and failed the 25 mph my friend has the paper with the readings I havent baught the car yet but im helping him do repairs
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 9:56 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
How many mile's are on the car?What are the reading's?Anyway you can scan the result's and email them to me?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
SDPIPARANORMAL
  • MEMBER
Il have to get the paper
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 1:32 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
  • EXPERT
When you get the paper send me a copy.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
SDPIPARANORMAL
  • MEMBER
Will do
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 2:59 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides