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How to Replace EGR Valve 97-01 Toyota Camry

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  1. step : Removing the EGR Valve (1:04)
    • Remove the vacuum line from the EGR
    • Remove the 12mm nuts from the EGR Valve
    • Lift the EGR Valve off of its studs
  2. step : Installing the EGR Valve (3:30)
    • Insert the gaskets into place
    • Insert the EGR Valve into place
    • Tighten the 12mm bolts to the EGR Valve
    • Connect the vacuum line

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 1998 Toyota Camry, 2.2-liter automatic. We're going to be changing out the EGR valve here. This regulates the flow of exhaust gases in the intake side of the engine to control knocks emissions by lowering combustion temperatures inside of the motor. If this fails, it can create a rough idle, because the exhaust gases are getting in at a time that they are not designed to do so or they are getting too heavy of a flow of those gases.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: needle nose pliers, 10mm, 12mm socket/wrenches, ratchet, and penetrating oil.

Open the hood and secure the hood prop. The EGR valve is located here on the back side of the intake manifold. Move the vacuum line at the top of the EGR—you may have to twist this a little to get it to free up. We'll unclip that and move it off to the side.

We'll then move this vacuum line next, and we'll use a pair of needle nose pliers to reach down there. Twist that line a little. Remove the twelve millimeter nuts going into the studs on the intake manifold at the top of the EGR valve with a wrench. We use a ten millimeter sock and racket to remove the two bolts going into the EGR tube at the bottom of the valve. We've found that it was easier to remove the passenger side bolt with a ten millimeter stubby wrench and some penetrating oil. We did have the driver side bolt break, however, it broke off in the portion of the valve we'll be replacing. We'll just have to be sure to use a new bolt when it goes back in.

Now, we'll pull back on the EGR valve to release it from the studs and lift up to remove it from our EGR tube.

Here we have our old part that we removed from our vehicle and our new part from As you can see, these parts are exactly the same. We have the same mounting locations at the top here as well as on the bottom. We actually had a bolt break off in ours, but fortunately, where this is the piece we're changing, we can just put a new bolt in this valve.

We have the same airline here as well as the ninety degree elbow on the top. Same sized diaphragm, same sized uptake line here.

If your vehicle needs a new EGR valve, this new part from 1A Auto is going to go in direct-fit, just like your original equipment, and fix you up right. Our surfaces are clean and free of debris. We'll install our gaskets into their proper locations.

We'll be lining up these holes with the studs on the intake manifold and threading our two ten millimeter bolts in here up through that exhaust pipe. After starting your ten millimeter bolts by hand, tighten them up with either a small socket and ratchet or a stubby ten millimeter wrench.

Install the two twelve millimeter nuts onto the studs of the intake manifold, bring them down with a twelve millimeter wrench.

Reinstall your vacuum lines, make sure they're on there nice and tight, clip them back into the retainer here, and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 12mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench

1997 - 2001  Toyota  Camry
1998 - 2000  Toyota  Rav4
1999 - 2001  Toyota  Solara

Toyota EGR Valve 25620-74330 AT

Toyota Camry Rav4 Solara EGR Valve DIY Solutions ESS00235

This part replaces:

  • Standard Motor Products EGV558
  • Dorman 911-608
  • OE # 2562074330
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