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OK, to make a long question and story short:

My EGR transdeucer is broken and causing the EGR valve to remain open all the time. Can I temporarily block off the holes in the gray intake manifold where the EGR tubes connect, to keep the inside of my engine from getting gunked up from teh constant influx of exhaust? This will just be a temporary fix until the part comes in this weekend. Will doing this damage anything?

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Try it. Just zip tie the hose so that nothing can flow.

I think blocking off the vaccume line might also work.

Not sure how the car will run like that though. If it runs smooth it shouldnt damage anything. At worst it might run alittle rich.
 

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what's an EGR vavle and what does it look like?
 

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Hrmmmm... Here's another question... Where exactly is the EGR valve located (1st gen 3.5)? My Hanes manual has skectches, but it doesn't show where the things in those sketches are in relation to the rest of the engine. I know it's on the back side somewhere, and that's about it. Is it best accessed from above the engine or from below?
 

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White97Sport said:
Hrmmmm... Here's another question... Where exactly is the EGR valve located (1st gen 3.5)? My Hanes manual has skectches, but it doesn't show where the things in those sketches are in relation to the rest of the engine. I know it's on the back side somewhere, and that's about it. Is it best accessed from above the engine or from below?
The EGR valve is located on the back of the engine on the passenger side, below the valve covers. If you remove your intake tubing (even the part that connects to the throttle bodies, if you plan on replacing the EGR assembly) you can locate the transducer. It is the little black hockey puck-shaped thing sitting next to the engine. It has a hard plastic hose attached to the top that connects to the intake plenum. Another, fatter hose runs from the bottom of the transducer to the EGR valve. It is held in by two bolts that go into the engine block. It also has the metal exhaust gase pipe that connects to the top of it that is held on by two small bolts. This metal pipe is the one that is Y-shaped that bolts to the back of the plenum in two locations. I will get some pics to post as soon as I can get the digital cam back from Marie. Oh, forgot to mention that you have to access it from the top/side of the engine. I don't think it is very easy to access from the bottom unless you've got really skin contortionist arms.
 
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