1995 SL2 EGR Valve

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by nicolaou michael via CarKB.com, May 5, 2005.

  1. I've got a '95 SL2 with 106k miles that stalls frequently and periodically
    causes the check engine light to come on. Car is automatic.

    As I am driving I'll notice a "hiccup" as I release the accel. and then if
    I come to a stop it will stall out at about 10mph. I can sometimes get
    past the stall by flooring the acclerator in gear or in neutral. I know
    this is hard on the belts and not efficient for my milage.

    About 8 years ago when I inherited the car this problem first occurred and
    the dealer replaced the EGR valve. About 3 years later it occurred again,
    same result.

    I heard you can disconnect the vacum hose on the egr and plug it up and
    this might resolve the issue. Is this true? Will it cause any issues
    short term or long term.

    Or do I have to replace the EGR valve myself?
    nicolaou michael via CarKB.com, May 5, 2005
  2. nicolaou michael via CarKB.com

    Bob Shuman Guest

    EGR is easy to replace so you can certainly do it yourself. You may also
    want to fix the reason for it clogging so soon. Does it burn oil? have you
    replaced the PCV valve lately? Also, when you change the EGR, make sure you
    clean the passageways on the manifolds.

    Do not try to defeat the valve as this will most certainly set the SES light
    and will also cause you to exceed NOx emissions.

    Bob Shuman, May 5, 2005
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