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EGR Valve question....

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I was trying to take off my EGR valve this afternoon to give it a cleaning. I unplugged its connection and then on the firewall side of the valve there is a bolt that has to be removed and on the front bumper side of the valve there is a "nut" that has to be removed.

Now here lies my problem: Underneath that nut, on top of another bolt, there is a metal bracket that holds 2 chrome lines that travel underneath the manifold cover and loop around the injectors. This metal bracket looks like it must first be taken off to get to the underlying bolt that holds the EGR in place.

However, the chrome pipe that is welded to this bracket that fits over this bolt will not move enough to slip it over the bolt so that I can loosen the underlying bolt.

Can anyone of you who have Sevilles (92-97) please go check your cars and see if this is something that we all have or am I alone. The Helm's manual makes no mention of this bracket on the EGR bolt. Anyone who can help, please pitch in. Thanks guys.
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Hey Ranger,

Thanks for the info. I agree with you. This welded bracket looks very unnecessary. I guess I'll try to loosen the fuel rail a bit to get the bracket off. The bolts holding the fuel rail should be located under the manifold?
In proximity to the fuel rail, where exactly are the bolts (stantions) that hold the fuel rail down and how many should I be looking for?
Ranger said:
There are 4 of them. They are the studs that the 4 plastic acorn nuts attach to that hold down the silver beauty cover.

So after taking off the beauty cover, I just slide the fuel rails off of the studs or do I need to loosen any other bolts?
Okay, I removed the cover and then the 4 studs underneath like you guys advised. Just for good measure I even removed 6 other small bolts that hold on that plastic cover. I could not get the fuel rail to budge.

I can't see the fuel rail being able to be moved unless I was to unhook the fuel injectors and their connectors first. Am I supposed to unhook the fuel injectors also and if so, how?
Okay, I got up early today to try again. I took off the cover, took out the 4 studs underneath the cover and disconnected the electrical connectors. Then I got my Helm's manual to see how to unhook the fuel injectors. The Helm's manual says that there is some type of special tool needed to pry off the retaining clip from the injector to release it from the rail.

Ranger, when do you plan on doing this job? Because I prefer to wait on you so that you can point me through it step-by-step afterwards.
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