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How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Temperature Sensor

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The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system is designed to lower combustion temperatures and reduce oxides of nitrogen emissions (NOx). To do this, exhaust gases are introduced into the engine combustion chamber to cool the combustion flame. Some vehicles use an EGR temperature sensor to determine EGR operation. This information is used by the powertrain control module (PCM) for proper EGR control.

On most modern diesel engines, an EGR cooler is used to cool the temperature of the exhaust gas before it enters the engine. The PCM relies on the EGR temperature sensors to monitor the cooler’s operation. Generally, one temperature sensor is located on the exhaust manifold, and one is located near the EGR valve.

The typical symptoms of a failed EGR temperature sensor include pinging, increased emissions and an illuminated Check Engine Light.

Part 1 of 3: Locate the EGR temperature sensor

In order to safely and efficiently replace your EGR temperature sensor you need a couple of basic tools:

Materials Needed

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  • Safety glasses

Step 1: Locate the EGR temperature sensor. The EGR temperature sensor is usually mounted in the exhaust manifold or mounted near the EGR valve.

Part 2 of 3: Remove the EGR temperature sensor

Step 1: Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the negative battery cable and set it aside.

Step 2: Remove the electrical connector. Remove the electrical connector by pushing down on the tab and sliding it off.

Step 3: Unscrew the sensor. Unscrew the sensor using a ratchet or wrench.

Remove the sensor.

Part 3 of 3: Install the new EGR temperature sensor

Step 1: Put in the new sensor. Mount the new sensor in position.

Step 2: Screw in the new sensor. Screw in the new sensor by hand and then tighten it down using a ratchet or wrench.

Step 3: Reinstall the electrical connector. Connect the electrical connector by sliding it into place.

Step 4: Reconnect the negative battery cable. Reconnect the negative battery cable and tighten it down.

You should now have a new EGR temperature sensor installed! If this procedure is something you prefer to leave to the professionals, the team at YourMechanic offers expert EGR temperature sensor replacement.


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Michael

24 years of experience
81 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Acura TL - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Tacoma, Washington
MICHAEL WAS ONTIME,VERY CLEAN CUT AND HAD PATIENCE WITH ME AND MY WIFE.WE SET APPOITMENT TO HAVE MY CAR WORKED ON MONDAY THE 6TH.BUT WE WERE HAVING A TRUBLE WITH OUR DEBIT CARD.MICHAEL TRYED TO FIX IT .WITH MAKING PHONE CALLS ,BUT WE HAD TO CHANGE IT FOR TUESDAY THE 7TH.IT ALL WORKED OUT AND MICHAEL WAS AGIAN HER AT MY HOUSE AT THE APPOITMENT TIME.
Jeep Liberty - Alternator - Tacoma, Washington
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Abdul

10 years of experience
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Abdul
10 years of experience
Chrysler 300 - EGR Temperature Sensor - Norcross, Georgia
The labor for doing the part went fine however my report mentioned that the tire pressure in the wheels was fine however I came out to discover one of my tires was really flat. and the mechanic didn't bother to mention it.

Andrew

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
Ford F-250 Super Duty - EGR Temperature Sensor - Stafford, Texas
Nice

Robert

30 years of experience
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Compared to past experience with other mechanic fixing my driver side window regulator, Robert demonstrate his strong skill set to fix rear window regulator in time. It's very difficult job for car like Audi and it seems a piece of cake for Robert. Thank you so much!

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