Originally Posted by micsachek
i also noticed when it stutters when im driving it will trip the little red light next to my hazard light button in the center of my dash. could have a possible electrical issue?
The PATS (Passive Anti Theft System) light will only reset like that if the ignition is turned off. That would indicate a loss of electrical power and an electrical fault. It may be a fault on its own or a contributing factor to your running problems.
You started this thread by saying you wanted directions on how to replace the EGR valve and you've added other symptoms as you've posted and it's gotten worse- multifunction light on, PATS light comes on intermittently, minor oil leak, car stutters - do we have all the symptoms now?
Did you do any preliminary EGR valve testing? Take Mile30's advice; that fitting is a PITA, I personally think your EGR DTC code is a big red herring.