1999 Pontiac Sunfire EGR valve

Tiny
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  • 1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
My car is close to but unable to pass the emissons teat that I need to plate it.I need to clean the egr valve to see if this helps but do not know how or where it is located
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Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 4:45 PM

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Your vehicle's EGR valve is on the top rear of the engine

Unplug the vacuum hose or electrical connector from the top of the valve

Unscrew and remove the two mounting valve-to-engine bolts using a wrench or ratchet and socket.

Disconnect the pipe from the bottom of the EGR valve using a wrench or adjustable wrench, being careful not to damage the connecting nut.

Lift the valve away from the engine compartment and remove the gasket.

Detach the EGR solenoid from the top of the valve, if your particular model comes equipped with one. Remove the four screws using a Phillips screwdriver.

Remove carbon deposits from the bottom passage on the valve using a scratch awl.

Remove carbon deposits from the pipe and engine valve passages using the scratch awl.

Remove any gasket material from the bottom of the valve and engine-mounting base using a plastic scraper to avoid damage to the mating surfaces.

Attach the EGR solenoid to the top of the valve, if your particular model comes equipped with one.

Set the valve in place on the engine, along with a new gasket if necessary.

Start the two mounting valve-to-engine bolts by hand to avoid thread damage.

Start the pipe-to-valve nut by hand to avoid thread damage.

Tighten the two mounting bolts and the pipe nut.

Plug the vacuum hose or the valve sensor electrical connector.
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Friday, June 25th, 2010 AT 5:22 PM

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