2000 Toyota Camry information on EGR valve

Tiny
JOHNNY CATHEY
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  • 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 7,663 MILES
I want to know what does a egr valve do and what can happen if not repaired!
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Thursday, June 26th, 2008 AT 12:43 PM

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Hi johnny cathey,

EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation and the valve is for recycling the exhaust gas into the intake when the combustion of the engine is not clean enough.

It is an emission control item and if it fails, you would fail the smog test.

Prolonged usage if the EGR is faulty can cause engine misfiring, shorter spark plug lifespan and carbon buildup.
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Friday, June 27th, 2008 AT 9:41 AM

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