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Another EGR Valve cleaning w/pics

I thought I would post this since the pics are taken down from the write up in the maintenance section, and I couldn't reply there so posted here, hope it helps someone.

And I know there are other people besides me who didn't know where the EGR Valve even was so wanted to post pics to show that also, I just saw someone ask the other day but couldn't find it cause they just had EGR in the title and you cant search just that anyways here is how mine went.

And thanks to everyone here who has explained how to do this, without that I wouldn't have done it.

Like everyone else has stated before about this
Some tips to get it out
1. Use a long screwdriver and slide under it from the right, under the radiator hose.
2. Tap on the METAL not plastic with a rubber mallet
3. Use some tool with a claw on the end to pry up a little
4. Try to twist it a little to break it loose some
I use a combination of all of these tips and got it out pretty easy maybe 10min

Use carb cleaner not brake cleaner
Dont let the cleaner get into the 2 holes at the base while cleaning
And buy new O-rings and Gasket there so cheap to have to risk anything, just my opinion.



EGR Valve Location



Bolts to remove




EGR Broke Loose



Before Cleaning



After Cleaning



New Gasket and O-Ring Kit (Was $12.02)



Ready to go back in


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very nice man. not to get off topic but what flairs and tires are you running, truck looks sharp

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very nice man. not to get off topic but what flairs and tires are you running, truck looks sharp
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When should an EGR valve be cleaned? Im having no problems with it but by the looks of it, it looks as if they needed to be cleaned to get it working properly? Is that right? Sorry if its dumb but im new to diesels and just dont want anything going wrong with it.

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When should an EGR valve be cleaned? Im having no problems with it but by the looks of it, it looks as if they needed to be cleaned to get it working properly? Is that right? Sorry if its dumb but im new to diesels and just dont want anything going wrong with it.
Well I am no tech but mine only had 60k miles on it and it looked that bad.

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Thanks just trying to make it easier for people like me that when you start you don't even know where it is.
And come to find out this is very very simple to do.

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When should an EGR valve be cleaned? Im having no problems with it but by the looks of it, it looks as if they needed to be cleaned to get it working properly? Is that right? Sorry if its dumb but im new to diesels and just dont want anything going wrong with it.
It wouldn't hurt to do it every so often and it is not hard to do at all.

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i was looking for this earlier and was getting frustrated cause EGR is too short for the search function, bravo

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there is a bad misconception on egr cleaning , first to the original poster , the write up and details were great , but now to the problem with the egr valves , if in fact that the egr valve is bad , which most of them are , cleaning the valve and replaced the o-rings will not fix the problem , cleaning the valve only works if it is just clogged up, if the actual valve is bad , you will be wasting your time , just wanted to clarify that so it is understood correctly

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there is a bad misconception on egr cleaning , first to the original poster , the write up and details were great , but now to the problem with the egr valves , if in fact that the egr valve is bad , which most of them are , cleaning the valve and replaced the o-rings will not fix the problem , cleaning the valve only works if it is just clogged up, if the actual valve is bad , you will be wasting your time , just wanted to clarify that so it is understood correctly

Thanks for the clarification Scuffy I was just doing mine for routine maintenance reasons, but I do see where people can think this would fix a non working Valve.

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