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Old 12-24-2008, 11:10 AM
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Default 1995 Dodge ram...egr valve

I suspect the egr valve on my ram is faulty. It idles a little rough and stumbles when I apply the throttle. My question is: How difficult is it to remove it and can it be bench tested once removed? can the egr cause hard starting ? 1995 ram 2500, 5.2 liter

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Old 12-24-2008, 11:28 AM
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wow a bench tested egr ?

just take it off and clean it ,, thats what the mechanic will do and charge yu $82.24 for 41.6 minutes of work ...... lol

they did that to my daughters car the egr was sticking same simptoms
they said it was stuck open , removed it cleaned it put it back on and charged her the above mount all in less than an hour..

i have no clue if it is difficult to remove on a dodge , but i have done this on a previous vehicle and it does help

best of luck

but do the process of elimination too,, check other area's as well,,,
fuel filter,,fuel pump,, plugs/wires etc....
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:42 AM
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I have changed the wires, plugs and replaced the complete distributor. I ran injector cleaner through it just in case I had contaminated fuel or injector issues.
I just removed the snowplow and shoveled out the pickup bed so I can pull it into my garage where it's a little warmer.

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Old 12-24-2008, 11:55 AM
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I have changed the wires, plugs and replaced the complete distributor. I ran injector cleaner through it just in case I had contaminated fuel or injector issues.
I just removed the snowplow and shoveled out the pickup bed so I can pull it into my garage where it's a little warmer.

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i think yu can handle the rest of the test,, clean the egr and give it a go

other simular post like yurs have indicated the egr and they've cleaned it up and oiy

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Old 12-24-2008, 02:07 PM
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Look for the gas recirculation hard line from the exhaust manifold and that probably heads towards the back of the engine. Where it terminates should be the EGR valve. You may have dual lines, one from each exhaust manifold. You can clean it (they get carboned up, just a little carb cleaner or spray solvent) but there's a gasket there that may stick to the valve or base flange. If it does, you'll need a new gasket or it will leak if torn during disassembly.
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ok for stumbling questions your rough idle could be a cause of bad valve guides also depending how many miles you have etc. etc. what you need to do is what theyre saying clean it or in my oppinion replace and do a complete tune up wires plugs cap and rotor then when your done take a little time and start the truck take your pcv hose off your air filter and your valve cover then rev it hard but not too much to blow it up then after a couple of times of doing this do it one last time and let it off at the same time look to see if there is smoke coming from the tubes this is called blow-by this could be either failed piston rings or bad valve guides in this instance but if there is take all the plugs out compression test it i dont know how many miles i know its a little older i would have to say 145 should be right around the border for compression and test each cylinder then if they are holding get your heads rebuilt by a machine shop and go with roller everything less friction and more power try these things because if they are get them fixed asap or you'll be buying a new motor cause just because it seems to be only the iac motor it could possibly be more with an idling problem plus does it seem like its spark knocking every once in a while under heavy load like bringing the rpms up? let me know and i walk you through some more of this if your still having issues
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hey,

phenomenon has given me some very interesting points...

My truck is Idling rough.. now it pings at higher RPM (i think its pinging, spark knock? valve float?) It sucks gas worse now.. I have replaced distributor, wires, plugs, TPS sensor (unrelated problem) and coil..

Its a 2001 ram, 5.9L

I do not have an EGR valve.. I'm not sure how that's possible, but i don't. there is no pipe coming off of either manifold leading around to the back of the engine. there is no pipe coming off the exhaust anywhere.. I don't appear to have an egr valve where it should be but simply missing the pipe.

Is this missing in 2001?

It did not ping or knock a few months ago, so this is probably not EGR related..

It has always Idled kinda rough.. I'm told this is somewhat common with the magnum..

Bad valve guides.. sounds awesome... pistion rings... neat..

sounds like im screwed.. =) I'll do the blow off test tomorrow..


Sometimes I sware I hear a knocking noise in the engine, at idle, very random sounding.. no correlation with the idle speed.


alrighty. any insights are much appreciated. I'm usually pretty decent at diagnosing motors.. so far I'm baffled...


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Old 01-25-2009, 08:06 PM
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Different orientation on the 360? Maybe your EGR is located at the base of the intake manifold, towards the front. Look for a hose coming off the valve cover going to the block or intake manifold.
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Different orientation on the 360? Maybe your EGR is located at the base of the intake manifold, towards the front. Look for a hose coming off the valve cover going to the block or intake manifold.

I sure wish that were all, I have had 2 mechanics look at it (not that I thought they would find anything) I don't have one. Like I say, there isn't any exhaust feeder coming off anywhere, so if there were a EGR valve, how would it be getting exhaust to inject?

It says in my repair manuel to follow the tube off the passenger side manifold.

unless its just getting exhaust internally through channels in the head, I don't have an EGR valve.

There are no signs of someone removing it either. there isn't a hole that has been plugged up on the manifold. etc..

Again, I re-iterate.. I'm baffled.

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Does anyone actually own a 95 Ram 1500 w/ 5.2 and know where the egr valve actually is??
I've looked all over that bad boy and don't see it.

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