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Old 04-13-2011, 08:51 PM
jbneurotech jbneurotech is offline
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Default egr tube removal?

trying to remove the egr tube/bar from 93 ford ranger 2.3 so i can get the valve cover off to replace the gasket the egr bar runs right over the top of the valve cover at the back . the bolt that holds the egr tube/bar on is right at the header and there is no room to get a wrench in there and get leverage, decided to use a crowfoot wrench and was wanting to know what size wrench i need to loosen that bolt tried 7/8 and 18mm that is the biggest to i have and they were to small, so im gonna have to buy one and want to make sure i get the right size.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: egr tube removal?

I don't have that particular model, but try buying a universal joint
and extension for your ratchet/sockets.

They really help with getting into awkward places.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:31 PM
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Default Re: egr tube removal?

Crowfoots are handy too! especially if you do NOT use a ratchet
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: egr tube removal?

My tube goes sort of behind the valve cover, have you tried bending it to get clearance?
btw, you will get better fuel mileage if you delete or block off the EGR.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: egr tube removal?

Hi,

I have a 98 4-cylinder, and just did the job. I was going to replace my tube, so what I did was to cut the tube just above the nut using a hack saw blade. It cut very easily, as my was rotted. Then I could put a socket over the nut and with a 1 inch socket and a 1/2" drive ratchet, I was able to get it off. You will want to spray the heck out of it with liquid wrench or PB blaster, because they probably haven't moved since the engine was built. And if you buy the wrong tool, just keep your receipt, and they should take it back, no problem.

It's a nasty job, so just be patient.
Good luck.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: egr tube removal?

I know this is old and I found this thread very helpful so a thank you bump is in order
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