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Old 03-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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EGR Valve Removal

Read through a bunch of threads on the subject but wasnt really seeing the answer to my question in any of them.

The car is an 01 SE 2.0L DOHC Zetec. I've got a salvaged egr tube/valve on the car and the valve is pretty well rusted out. At one point the car had some idling issues while the vacuum hose was attached to the nipple on it, it would rev up to 3k rpm, then drop to under 600 and almost die out, then rev itself back up to 3k and repeat. All this without any input pedal wise from me. After removing the hose from the nipple the engine then settled down and purred calmly at 1k rpm for a bit and slowly backed down to 650 and stayed there.

So I've got a brand new oem valve to throw on there, and i'm under the hood twisting & turning this nut at the intake end of the egr tube and it literally feels like i am making no progress at all. The nut & the 'saucer' looking piece are turning together, and I was hoping to do this while the tube was still on the car, even if i pull it off though I'm not sure how much of a difference it will make.

So I guess the question is, am I doing it wrong? or did I just give up too early? Am I able to get the valve off the tube by just turning that nut? or am i supposed to somehow twist this old valve off of the tube w/out any kind of grip?

Thanks in advance for any input you guys can give, it's greatly appreciated.

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