02-17-08, 03:11 PM
I am in the process of trying to clean the egr valve on my dads 96 deville. I got the first bolt off but the second is just a nut and the egr wont move. There is still a stud sticking up. Do i have to take this stud out for egr removal? Please help!!!! By the way i have read every thread i could on this and have not seen anything on this.
02-17-08, 03:15 PM
how do i remove the fuel rail to get the bracket off the stud
02-17-08, 03:39 PM
Should be 4 nuts holding the entire rail down (One on EGR stud ?) Lift the rail and all injectors straight up. Should be a hex on the EGR stud. (96 might be a bit different from '02, plastic rail instead of steel..recall?) Oil the injector O-rings before pushing back into the holes........
02-17-08, 03:45 PM
thanks buddy...i just got it off without having to remove fuel rail. I just needed a third hand....im working on that....lol. Im gonna clean it and put it back on and ill let ya know if it fixes the problem.
You got the stud off without removing the rail? :shocked2: How'd you do that?
I did the same thing on my 96 with a steel fuel rail. Pried it up very carefully with third hand, (daughter) and using a handmade open wrench backed the stud out. That was before I found out removing the fuel rail is not a big deal. Was scared to death I was going to break something. The steel fuel rail recall really obsoleted the shop manuals on how to replace the EGR valve. But then I found this site!!
02-18-08, 03:27 PM
I did the same thing, basically. Ended up bending the rail tab a bit to get at the EGR nut. Would like to hear if cleaning it ended problem, if you had a problem to begin with. Were you getting a DIC or codes or just routine maintenance?? K_C