Andrew Morency: You need to research you description of what the EGR is used for. It is
used to reduce oxides of nitrogen (N0x) by introducing an inert gas into
the combustion process to cool down the combustion temps. It is not used
to improve fuel economy.
Mike Brown: No need to remove the alternator. Just take off the top bolt of the EGR
component, and use a pry bar to easily move the EGR back (toward the
firewall) and expose the Lower bolt for easy removal. This whole process
should be fast and easy.
Chris Eytcheson: Good video, thanks for posting this.
Michael Kanzia: Awesome video. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Christopher Weier: Great video. I'm glad I watched it before breaking something trying to get
that bottom bolt.
sakeyes2: Wow! Thanks for this great video! Going to attempt to replace mine this
weekend now that I know how to do it.
Scooter Mathis: poor..therefore have to do my own work...you have helped me greatly...thank
you so very much...god bless
Hack Multimedia: The replacement alternators leave space for you to put a socket in the
lower part of the valve. I had a P0404 code, replaced the valve, then two
days later the catalytic converter clogged, causing the van to go a
whopping 10mph and an excrutiatingly painful 7mpg! Loosening the four bolts
on the cc got me around town until I could replace it, but that same code
George Podrebarac: I was able to get that lower bolt out without touching alternator , wheel
etc......20 min out, 20 min in...use a 1/4 inch drive socket ...I'd attach
a pix but I don't see such an option...............................
David James: EXCELLENT - u spoke in "I don't know crap and I'm not a mechanic" much
Steve Bannister: thanks for the info
Steven Mitchell: im glad someone picked that up about EGR very good inert gas to reduce Nox
Bob Builder: you don't have to remove the alternator, just use a 10mm ¼" drive with
universal joint. fits in there no problem.
uncmouse: excellent,now have you done water pump on 01 town and country
DDK45: If you have a 1/4" flex socket with a small extension you will be able to
get the bottom bolt out. No need to take out alternator.
heymanwhataboutBob: You can just loosen all bolts except bottom one and use a pry bar to push
the egr valve back and this will break bolt free and allow you to loosen
easily no need to drop alternator.
briansmobile1: @ckempjr07 You're welcome man!
drspankymfc: Did not need to remove alt. Just use 1/4 small socket and 4" extension. To
initially break loose bolts use 3/8 to 1/4 adapter and 3/8 ~12in flex
socket wrench. Then you can use 1/4" socket wrench
Chris Chauncey: Hey Brian I'm getting a p401 code. I just had the alternator, belt and
intake gasket replaced. Could this be the EGR valve as well? Thanks for the
help if you can!
Nick Dorsey: Brian, I myself had to deal with that belt tensioner when replacing the
water pump over the weekend-- It's a nightmare to replace that thing. Also
have changed a few EGR valves myself. Seems there are many common issues
with these, power steering res gets blocked, water pump leaks, EGR, and
front brakes(I end up going through a set every 6 months, rotors get torn
up too). I think when I did the EGR I drove it hard for a bit to heat the
head up, lower bolt should come out without much force.
briansmobile1: @mysticalmayra Right on.
arrowmanjr: how do i get to the back 3 spark plugs on my 2000 Chrysler town and country
with a 3.8 motor
CPLPunismnt: Thanks for posting that. Took all the mystery away. Totally doable. You da
AllanMinneapolis: I've finally tried Kano aero kroil and found it works really well on
ancient rust frozen bolts (better than PB Blaster? I think so). Really
helps me out sometimes. Have to buy direct from them.
briansmobile1: yes. O2 sensor bank one sensor one failure.
beenselock: 50% diesel and 50% automatic trans fluid, works awesome. much better than
pb blaster, i have a little spray bottle that i have it mixed in and its
always the first thing i grab.
briansmobile1: Check for blocked EGR/intake manifold passages.
briansmobile1: Yours should be servicable without removing the alternator or the belt. The
tensioner is actuated by a special bar with a 3/8" square like on the tool
I made in the Mini Cooper AC compressor video. "sword tool"
DeadringerFRED: You should take the tube right off and clean the inside with carb cleaner
or WD40. Use cleaner that won't leave a residue.
jeff27577: well damn, the bottom bolt will not let go. looks like im pulling the alt.
was hoping to not have to do that.
briansmobile1: @linaeme46 In my industry we call that "parts swapping" and it's the mark
of incompetence..... bless his heart.
3dalelittlejohn: INSTRUCTIONS FOR REMOVING AND REPLACING EGR VALVE ARE CORRECT. TO CLARIFY
THE PURPOSE OF THE EGR VALVE IS TO RECIRCULATE EXHAUST GAS INTO THE
CYLINDER TO INTRODUCE A INERT GAS TO LOWER THE PEAK COMBUSTION TEMPERATURE
IN THE CYLINDER TO LOWER THE FORMATION OF OXIDES OF NITROGEN TO REDUCE SMOG
J Court: Ok still lost. Get o2 sensor but bank one sensor one fail has lost me
briansmobile1: You're welcome!
Jackie Midkiff: Where is the fuel pressure regulator on a 2005 grand caravan sxt?
Mark Spearman: Thanks so much. This is going to save me a few bucks. I just bought a code
scanner, looked up the code, found your video, and I should be set. I'll by
through your amazon link if it's a competitive price.
briansmobile1: You're welcome- thanks for watching.
rubberman365: Sorry egr1582 dam fingers lol
seniorjohnl: i thought egr was to introduce inert exhaust gas back into the intake to
reduce NOx emissions, and to prevent knocking/pre-ignition under load.
briansmobile1: Way to go man!
MattyBlodgett: Thank you so much for the excellent walk through.
briansmobile1: Could also be a fuel pump or ignition control module.
briansmobile1: I just made a video about that. Watch it on my channel. ( I made it for you
just now )
mrexecutive1: @MrGILCORY here are instructions for alternator by the book. 3.3L & 3.8L
Engines Remove or disconnect the following: Negative battery cable,
Alternator harness connectors, Right front lower splash shield, Accessory
drive belt, Lower oil dipstick tube bolt and the wiring harness from the
tube, 3 mounting bolts, Dipstick tube, Alternator.you may clean blts with
brush if you would like. EGR does not need to be removed. Install in
reverse order, Tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
StickyPageProduction: THANK YOU!!!! You made my life a whole lot easier! Great video😃 greetings
from Toronto , Canada !
srikrana: thanks very much,,that was a great deal of information...
briansmobile1: I'm not sure what to tell you on that. I don't know.
Joseph Gugel: I was able to get the EGR off my 2006 T&C without moving the alternator,
using Craftsman 1/4" drive and socket. Put liquid wrench on the bolts the
day I ordered the replacement and again just before removing the bolts. Got
the lower bolt 75% out with the socket and the rest by hand. Perhaps I got
lucky on this one.....I'm due.
mrexecutive1: Great video! just wanted to give your viewers a shortcut on this job.
Alternator removal is not required and you can access bottom egr bolt with
a 1/4" drive socket. saves a lot of time rather than removing panels belt
alternator. also egr tube on top of intake removal not required. only 4
bolts needed for removal. the two egr mounting bolts and the two tube bolts
on the egr. thanks again for all your great videos, hopefully theres more
to come. Happy New Year.
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