Q: service engine light w/ wrench is on--EGR valve

asked by on

how do I remove old EGR valve to install new one?? 1999 Saturn SL1 so can pass emissions in GA???

My car has 92300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - this is a relatively simple repair. The EGR valve is attached to the engine with 2 bolts, and is located on the top of the engine near the driver-side end. It is close to the air cleaner and battery. Some air ductwork and vacuum hoses must be removed to get to the valve as well. Be careful to reinstall them correctly so there are no air leaks. If you decide you would prefer a professional do this repair, I would recommend having a EGR Valve Replacement Service completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to repair this problem.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. service engine light w/ wrench is on--EGR valve

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Diagnostics show the EGR and idle air control valve - what does this mean?

The idle air control valve is a unit that monitors the air intake into the engine as it is mixed with fuel prior to entering the motor. When this is not working properly, this will cause an imbalance in the...

Q: Loss all power when driving.

What you describe sounds like a charging system failure. If the alternator isn't working, the car can run on the battery for a period of time, until the battery voltage gets below a certain point, usually around 10.5 volts. After...

Q: Saturn Ion 2007 can't get into gears

Hi there: It's possible that either your transmission linkage is damaged, or you have an internal problem with your transmission or clutch that is not allowing you to shift the Saturn into forward gears. It's best to have a mobile...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...