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Old 09-02-2011, 03:51 PM
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EGR issue

I have been having an issue with my '07 6.0L

I was going up a hill last month, when suddenly my truck lost power, would not rev over 1200RPM and a large plum of black smoke came from the exhaust pipe. I had it towed home and plugged it into my tuner, got the code P0404, which is an EGR issue.

I rersearched and reviewed EGR solutions and decided to try cleaning the valve before going further. Now here is my issue.

I loosened the two 8mm bolts no problem. Unclipped the wire harness, exposing the black EGR cover. I used a plumbers wrench, as recommended, to attempt to wiggle the valve out of place, when the plastic wire harness cover snapped, leaving the valve in the engine and me holding the black top with the wiring receiver.

My question, can I get the EGR valve out now? its broken flush with the metal. Do I need to buy a replacement valve or can I just buy the broken harness? I'm at a complete loss and am not in a financial situation where I can take it to a shop... Any help or ideas would be very appreciated.
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You will need to buy a new EGR valve.

Next, wherever you saw to use a plumbers wrench on the valve, ignore anything else they ever said to you. Bad idea.

Lastly, to get the valve out of your intake.... I will tell you how to find your inner McGyver.
Go through your closet and find one of the old style all-wire coat hangers. Untwist the top.
Grab the body of the existing EGR valve and twist it so that you can put the wire through the bolt hole tabs. Put one end of the coathanger through each side of the egr valve. Twist the coathanger onto itself on each end. This will leave a large loop. Now, dig around the garage and find a long handled tool. Put the handle through the loop, place the end of the long handled tool on the alternator bracket and lift.
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You will need to buy a new EGR valve.

Next, wherever you saw to use a plumbers wrench on the valve, ignore anything else they ever said to you. Bad idea.

Lastly, to get the valve out of your intake.... I will tell you how to find your inner McGyver.
Go through your closet and find one of the old style all-wire coat hangers. Untwist the top.
Grab the body of the existing EGR valve and twist it so that you can put the wire through the bolt hole tabs. Put one end of the coathanger through each side of the egr valve. Twist the coathanger onto itself on each end. This will leave a large loop. Now, dig around the garage and find a long handled tool. Put the handle through the loop, place the end of the long handled tool on the alternator bracket and lift.

Excellent, thank you for the quick reply and confirmation that I need a new EGR valve. Your mcguyver hint sounds simple and good too me! will post in a few weeks to tell how it went. thanks again
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