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EGR Sensor Removal Help!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by drifter, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    drifter

    drifter [OP] moderately modded

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    My 99 4 cylinder needs a new EGR sensor. How does one uninstall the old EGR sensor? I have the new one ready, however, I can't seem to remove the old one. What is the trick to doing this? Everything seems to be such a tight fit...

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Jun 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    It's a tight fit because of 13 years of corrosion and heat locking the threads.

    Soak in liquid wrench, Deep Creep, and work it with a box wrench if you can get one over the electrical connector, if not, a flare nut wrench... an open end will round it.
    If you go with a flare nut wrench, watch the ends closely and if you see them spread, it's getting ready to slip.

    When you install the new one, apply antiseize to the threads.


    Edit: Could also cut the connector off and use a box wrench, install the new one with an open end.
     
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