Sabtu, 14 Mei 2011

How to Repair a 2000 Toyota Camry EGR Valve

How to Repair a 2000 Toyota Camry EGR Valve

The exhaust gas recirculation valve, or EGR valve, works by sending a portion of the engine emissions back through the intake manifold, thereby lowering the final level of hazardous emissions. A car might experience trouble accelerating or stuttering with an improperly-operating EGR valve. On a 2000 Toyota Camry, most novice mechanics can clean or replace the valve in a few minutes. The instructions differ depending upon the engine size within the vehicle.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

things you'll need:

  • Socket set
  • EGR valve gasket
  • Small towel
  • Hydraulic jack
  • Jack stands
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  1. Four-Cylinder Engines

    • 1

      Unplug the vacuum hose from the EGR valve, located near the center of the firewall.

    • 2

      Unscrew the EGR valve mounting bolts with a socket wrench. Pull the valve from the intake manifold.

    • 3

      Inspect the valve for a heavy amount of carbon deposits. Clean the valve with a small rag if necessary or replace the valve.

    • 4

      Set the valve against the intake manifold, using a new gasket between the valve and the intake manifold. Install the mounting bolts with a socket wrench.

    • 5

      Plug the vacuum hose into the EGR valve.

    V6 Engines

    • 1

      Raise the front of the vehicle with a hydraulic jack. Set jack stands under the frame rails on the front of the car to secure it while changing or cleaning the EGR valve.

    • 2

      Unscrew the EGR valve pipe bolts, only accessible from underneath the car, with a socket wrench. The pipe travels from the EGR valve on the side of the intake manifold to the bottom of the engine block.

    • 3

      Detach the hose from the retaining clip on the side of the EGR valve, located near the center of the firewall, attached to the intake manifold.

    • 4

      Disconnect the electrical connection from the EGR valve and pull the vacuum hose from the EGR valve.

    • 5

      Unscrew the three EGR valve mounting bolts and pull the valve from the intake manifold.

    • 6

      Inspect the valve for a heavy amount of carbon deposits. Clean the valve with a small rag if necessary or replace the valve.

    • 7

      Set the valve against the intake manifold, using a new gasket between the valve and the intake manifold. Install the mounting bolts with a socket wrench.

    • 8

      Connect the electrical connection to the EGR valve and push the vacuum hose onto the EGR valve.

    • 9

      Attach the hose to the retaining clip on the side of the EGR valve.

    • 10

      Install the EGR valve pipe bolts near the bottom of the engine block with a socket wrench.

    • 11

      Remove the jack stands from under the car. Lower the car with the hydraulic jack.

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