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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2001, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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$75 EGR valve only lasts 2 years?

Bummer scenario: 88 YJ, 258, EGR valve, dealer only item [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img], 75 clams, YJ fails emissions, high NOx, points to EGR valve, Pete checks EGR valve, finds it doesn't move when you put vacuum to it [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img], Pete determines EGR valve is bad, it's only 2 years old, and then Pete gets disgusted. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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Re: $75 EGR valve only lasts 2 years?

Try using a little spray carb cleaner. Spray down the inside of the valve, let it soak in, spray it again, drain it out... do that 'bout 5 times. The see if the pintle will move. Sometimes the pintle shaft will just carbon up and stick open, or closed, or where-ever. Give it a try.

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wait pete![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
i got egr at napa for $43.75-part #2-2691. i don't think it is dealer item only! matter of fact not much should be dealer item only? i havn't been to the dealer yet and don't plan to![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] yeah 2 years isn't right i agree.

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Re: $75 EGR valve only lasts 2 years?

THAT IS ONE AWESOME PIECE OF INFO Sas87 YJ!!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Give that man a cold frosty beverage of his choice!!!!! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Thanks too, Larry, I will try to see if that helps, but I can move it by hand, so I'm pretty sure it's not stuck. It could be that the vacuum path is carboned up, though, [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] so I will try to clean it up. I had worked on the Jeep all day, and that was the last thing I did was to check the valve, and got frustrated with it. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

I'll call my local NAPA today. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Every place I went 2 years ago said it was dealer only, and I started the search again yesterday to find "....we don't have a listing on that..." [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. Woohoo!!!

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Re: $75 EGR valve only lasts 2 years?

are you using headers? my 4.2 didnt like egr's either and they would only last a couple of months. I plugged the hole...I think its the headers letting too much exhaust in burning the bladder...but what do I know its good to know im not the only one with stupid problems.

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just glad i could help pete![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] pep boys had one also but was more $. i had to wait a couple days for napa to have one sent from albuquerque. my old one was all froze up.my engine wasn't running right and i replaced the cto valve and temp sensor. ended up also replacing the carb w/ a new rebuilt carter by holly. runs great now![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: $75 EGR valve only lasts 2 years?

Sometimes you gottta make these parts guys work a little bit .see if you can cross reference it against a ford six or something.
the one I have on my 80 CJ is an aftermarket as well as the one I just put on my kids Chevy Cavalier `87.If you go with the aftermarket one it will come with a variety of metering washers ,so it is helpfull if you have the gasket from your old EGR because it also had a specific hole in it and the size should be stamped in the gasket.match it up with one of the aftermarket washers.
no body had the diverter valve for my `80 either even the dealer didnt have it ....can't be the one from the computer years either...I finally had the guy look up a 79 ford pick up I-6 and they had one of those and it is exactly what I needed.

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