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Old 04-06-2011, 04:04 PM
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hey... this is my first post... for a few months now I have been looking for a ranger message board!!!!

SO... i absolutely LOVE my 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L V6. The one problem since i bought the truck for 700bucks is IDLING. the car idles up down up down very low. its gotten worse and worse...... now when i let off the gas the vehicle SURGES up and down. and is getting semi loud and the shake is pretty solid. I got a quote from a local place, Montroe Muffler and Service.... that the EGL Valve system is rotted through and was "hanging off" they stuck the EGL valve back in place and told me it was a MAJOR FIX. he quoted me at $500 to do this repair. this is a major hit for me... is there anything I can do???? Micky mouse jerry rig this damn thing? plug it up? unplug the valve? ANYTHING i need to get to work and am afriad my job is in jepordy with this stupid emissions shit.

ANY HELP is appreciated.. im DESPERATE!

thanks in advance
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: rotted thru EGL valve system!!!!!?? :(

You need to get on of these.

Remove the EGR from the intake. Put some RTV around the plug. Stick it in the hole and expand it. This is a quick and easy fix.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: rotted thru EGL valve system!!!!!?? :(

wow this would seriously fix it? what the hell is that? and Where can i get it ???!

would a small exhaust type place do this you think? is it "illegal"? i know of a ghetto exhaust place in the hood that would most likely do it for me.

how hard is it to do????



thanks so much in advance

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: rotted thru EGL valve system!!!!!?? :(

let me take some pics quick on mine. Its super easy. I have no idea where to get the plug, I found it in my junk box years ago and just hung on to it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: rotted thru EGL valve system!!!!!?? :(

gotcha. thatd be super helpful. this would even work for something like i explained, with it being all rotted through? at the very least im going to attempt to jerry rig this thing

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ive been looking at this diagram as well... any idea how accurate this is


http://rockledge.home.comcast.net/~r...dEGRSystem.htm
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: rotted thru EGL valve system!!!!!?? :(

First pic shows the plug in the intake


Second pic is of the tube that goes to the EGR valve itself. It was rotted aswell so I used some high temp hose with a bolt in the end to stop the exhaust leak it creates.


Last pic is of the EGR valve itself, whats left of it. the entire top had rotted off.


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I also plugged the vaccum line that came off the top of the valve. The problem your having is sucking air thru were that plug is going to go.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: rotted thru EGL valve system!!!!!?? :(

Here in CO that won't pass emissions, legally. BUT it will pass the tail pipe test.

THat being said::

Mine was soooo clogged the EGR tube unthreaded itself from the valve, I took it off to clean it and found that both holes in the intake manifold from the EGR valve were plugged nicely with JB weld. SO I connected it back up plugged and left it alone
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:40 AM
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Default Re: rotted thru EGL valve system!!!!!?? :(

I know my dad has one of those plugs in his boat and if i can recall he picked it up at Kmart
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