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Easiest way to remove EGR.

I decided that I am going to clean the EGR valve, and as you know it is a (my ex-girlfriend) to get off. What is the easiest route to get it off.

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I seem to recall removing the windshield wiper cowl to free up some space. I did mine a while back and I think that's the only part besides the TB that I removed.

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On a 95 pulling the engine first is probably the easiest way.

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On a 95 pulling the engine first is probably the easiest way.
I am not sure put it looked pretty easy to get to with the transmission out. . . . .that isn't as many electrical connectors to unplug.

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"Easiest": Have a chip tuned to turn off the EGR system.

Other than that, it's PITA. Shops will want in the ball park of $400 (or at least that is what I found), and trying to do it yourself will just plain suck. You can't get to half the bolts or fittings, and the ones you can get to are so frigging rusted solid from the heat you can't get them loose.

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There is no easy way. When I did mine I ended up taking the wiper cowl apart as well although it didn't help as much as I had hoped. My best advice is to set aside an entire day, maybe a little beer, a buddy and a whole lot of determination. Be sure you clean out the passages in the intake though. I didn't and a new EGR didn't make my CEL go away.
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Since you will have to clean the intake passages out also, I would suggest disconnecting the EGR tube at the exhaust pipe and remove the intake as a whole. Then you can get to everything very easily.

Just for a quick laugh, I looked it up on my 95 service cd and the dang thing showed a 96/7 upper intake, which makes it very easy to remove. Apparently Ford didn't even want to discuss it.

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I will have to look at the T-bird manual. I will have to get the rotozip out and cut stuff away. What the heck was Ford thinking, that they could hide it and no one would think about it.

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Just for a quick laugh, I looked it up on my 95 service cd and the dang thing showed a 96/7 upper intake, which makes it very easy to remove. Apparently Ford didn't even want to discuss it.

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Looks like Ford engineers owned themselves on that one.

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