EGR valve replacement

Tiny
LLATTINNO
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  • 2007 BUICK RENDEZVOUS
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 240,000 MILES
How do I get to the EGR valve and replace it? It's in the back of the engine really buried down there.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 8:47 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

I posted the procedure for you below.

Yes, it is tight to get. You need small fingers and a lot of patience.

I attached a YouTube video for you to view. It is for a 3.4 but they are the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSX55YivmNw

Roy

1. Remove the intake manifold cover.
2. Remove the air cleaner outlet duct.
3. Disconnect the engine harness electrical connector (2) from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve.
4. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
5. Remove the transaxle fill tube bolt to the transaxle case.
6. Remove the transaxle fill tube nut at the EGR valve and reposition fill tube.
7. Lower the vehicle.

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8. Remove the EGR pipe bolt (3) and carefully pull the pipe (2) assembly back.
9. Remove the EGR valve studs (4, 6).
10. Remove EGR valve.
11. Remove the EGR valve gasket (1).
12. Clean and inspect the EGR valve gasket mating surfaces.

Installation Procedure

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1. Install a new EGR valve gasket (1).
2. Install the EGR valve.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice.

3. Install the EGR valve studs (4, 6).

Tighten the studs to 30 N.m (22 lb ft).

4. Install the EGR pipe (2) to the EGR valve.
5. Install the EGR pipe bolt (3).

Tighten the bolt to 25 N.m (18 lb ft).

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6. Connect the engine harness electrical connector (2) to the EGR valve.
7. Raise the vehicle.
8. Position the transaxle fill tube to the normal installed position and install the fill tube nut at the EGR valve.

Tighten the nut to 13 N.m (115 lb in).

9. Install the transaxle fill tube bolt to the transaxle case.

Tighten the bolt to 13 N.m (115 lb in).

10. Lower the vehicle.
11. Install the air cleaner outlet duct.
12. Install the intake manifold cover.
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Saturday, October 17th, 2020 AT 4:45 AM

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