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96 Town & Country LXI Van
01-17-2008, 01:13 AM
Post: #1
96 Town & Country LXI Van
Hi,
I would like to know how to repair my egr valve on my vehicle. Do you
have pictures of how to repair it along with instructions. I would really
appreciate your help.
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01-17-2008, 11:47 PM
Post: #2
RE: 96 Town & Country LXI Van
There's not too much that goes wrong with these things so I'll have to ask why you think it needs fixing.

If the dash light is on (check engine light) with the proper trouble code for the EGR it either means the electrical part of the valve is no good, which means a replacement, or that it's stuck in the wrong position. (a position other than what the ECM wants)

If it's just "stuck" there's a possibility that you can remove it and clean out a small chunk of carbon, which is typically the problem. If cleaning it doesn't do the trick you will most likely have to buy a replacement.

The guts of the valve should move freely with light finger pressure and spring back to the seated position. Cleaning can be done with carb cleaner and compressed air. Do not poke at the moving parts with any sharp tools but do scrape out the passages best possible while it's out. The same goes for the mounting area on the manifold.

If you are careful the gasket should be ok and you can always use a SMALL dab of high temp silicone sealer to finish up the job.

Rupe
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01-18-2008, 01:33 AM
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RE: 96 Town & Country LXI Van
Rupe Wrote:There's not too much that goes wrong with these things so I'll have to ask why you think it needs fixing.

If the dash light is on (check engine light) with the proper trouble code for the EGR it either means the electrical part of the valve is no good, which means a replacement, or that it's stuck in the wrong position. (a position other than what the ECM wants)

If it's just "stuck" there's a possibility that you can remove it and clean out a small chunk of carbon, which is typically the problem. If cleaning it doesn't do the trick you will most likely have to buy a replacement.

The guts of the valve should move freely with light finger pressure and spring back to the seated position. Cleaning can be done with carb cleaner and compressed air. Do not poke at the moving parts with any sharp tools but do scrape out the passages best possible while it's out. The same goes for the mounting area on the manifold.

If you are careful the gasket should be ok and you can always use a SMALL dab of high temp silicone sealer to finish up the job.

Rupe
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01-18-2008, 01:47 AM
Post: #4
RE: 96 Town & Country LXI Van
Rupe,
My check engine light is on. I had an diagnostics test done by an auto service station & it resulted in
my EGR valve needs replaced. I would like to know if this is easy to remove to clean etc.
Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.
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01-18-2008, 09:42 AM
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RE: 96 Town & Country LXI Van
Do you remember the exact code they retrieved? Sometimes it is not the EGR valve, but a sensor that works with the valve.

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01-18-2008, 07:32 PM
Post: #6
RE: 96 Town & Country LXI Van
Here are some pictures. If you do replace it, the dealer part comes with the solenoid and transducer. That is the best way to go.

REMOVAL


Disconnect EGR transducer electrical connector and vacuum hose. (Inspect vacuum hose for any damage (Fig. 5).
Remove electrical connector from solenoid.
Remove EGR valve bolts from intake manifold.
Open EGR transducer clip and remove electric EGR transducer.
Remove EGR valve from intake manifold.
Clean gasket surface and discard old gasket. Check for any signs of leakage or cracked surfaces.


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01-18-2008, 10:39 PM
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RE: 96 Town & Country LXI Van
Forgot to mention that depending on your ability to work in tight quarters it may be easier to remove the intake manifold to do this job.

There's only about 6 bolts holding it in place and they are all where you can see them. Just note where any wires / cables go and you can have it off in about 20 minutes or so. This will allow you to make sure all of the passages are clear, which is a common enough issue with older vehicles.

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