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BAH I hate you EGR Valve

Does anyone have any tips for getting the EGR valve off. Just bought the gakset kits, and bought some carb cleaner, the kind the spray can.

Unplugged it, removed the two bolts, put on a vice grip and tried to pull up. For like half an hour, no dice. It spins freely but will not come up. I thought of putting a flat bar in the vice grip and then using it for leverage against the intake elbow but that didnt seem like the best idea. Does anyone have any tips. O yeah not really in the mood to buy a gear puller, as I need yet another cordless drill and impact set (YEAH THIEVES!!!)

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Does anyone have any tips for getting the EGR valve off. Just bought the gakset kits, and bought some carb cleaner, the kind the spray can.

Unplugged it, removed the two bolts, put on a vice grip and tried to pull up. For like half an hour, no dice. It spins freely but will not come up. I thought of putting a flat bar in the vice grip and then using it for leverage against the intake elbow but that didnt seem like the best idea. Does anyone have any tips. O yeah not really in the mood to buy a gear puller, as I need yet another cordless drill and impact set (YEAH THIEVES!!!)
Rent one. I use a slide hammer. Or use some wire. Loop both holes meet at the top and pry on that with something


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get a few small "cat's claws" from a hardware store - they are for pulling nails that are buried in a piece of wood, look like a pry bar with pointed ends to dig in under the nail head - two about 8" long, twist the EGR a little, and you can get them under the "ears" and pry gently, it will come out pretty easy. i got the ones I used on my truck at a sears hardware store, think they were less than $15 each.
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ha sweet i have like 6 cats paws lying around.

Do you use the right angle or the long flat part of the nail puller? Are you talking about getting them under where the screws go in??

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that thing should come out. I had a problem with mine the first time but then the 2nd time around it came out alot better. Now its totally deleted.

i used a pair of channel locks like you did to loosen it so it spins and then used a pry bar to just pry it out. takes a little..dont worry about them ears getting bent you can put them back into shape after its out

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use the short end, twist the EGR valve 20-45 degrees, there are various ribs/etc on teh block you can use to pry against - a little creativity and a little care and it comes out no problem.

I don't remember who first turned me on to this method, but it was someone here.
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