2000 Ford F-150 Remove EGR Valve

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The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve in a 2000 Ford F-150 routes small amounts of exhaust emissions into the intake manifold to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx). If the EGR valve is failing, the pickup truck's engine performance will suffer. However, you can fix this problem by replacing the bad unit. No special skills are needed to remove the EGR from an F-150 and you can install the new valve in minutes to save on repair costs.

[edit] Tools Used

Tools
Ratchet
Socket
Short ratchet extension
Wrench
Gasket scraper
Phillips-head screwdriver, if necessary
Soft brush, if necessary
New EGR valve gasket
Torque wrench
Crow foot wrench, if necessary

[edit] Remove EGR Valve

Removing the EGR Valve

  • Open the hood and locate the EGR valve at the front of the engine and to the right of the alternator as you face the front of your F-150. The valve is a small metal disc, about three inches in diameter, with a thin vacuum hose connected on top.
  • Remove the engine cover with a ratchet and socket, if you have a 4.6L or 5.4L engine model.
  • Detach the vacuum hose from the top of the EGR valve by hand.
  • Unfasten the nut and remove the brake booster line bracket from one of the two valve mounting bolts underneath with a ratchet, short ratchet extensions and socket, if you have a 4.6L or 5.4L engine model.
  • Disconnect the pipe from the base of the EGR valve with a wrench.
  • Unfasten the two mounting bolts from underneath the valve with a ratchet, short ratchet extension and socket.
  • Remove the valve and the gasket. Remove any traces of gasket, if necessary, from the mounting surface on the engine with a gasket scraper. Be careful not to damage the soft metal surface. Clean the opening of carbon build up, if necessary, with a Phillips-head screwdriver and a soft brush.

Installing the New EGR Valve

  • Position the new EGR valve and new gasket in place and install the two mounting bolts finger tight.
  • Connect the pipe to the base of the EGR valve but do not tighten the retaining nut yet.
  • Torque the two valve mounting bolts to 18 ft-lbs (25 Nm), if you have the 4.2L engine model. On the 4.6L and 5.4L engine models, torque the bolts in two steps. Tighten the bolts to seven ft-lbs (9 Nm) and then to 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm). Use a torque wrench, short ratchet extension and socket.
  • Torque the pipe retaining nut to 30 ft-lbs (40 Nm) if you have the 4.2L engine model. On the 4.6L and 5.4L engine models, torque the retaining nut on the pipe to 35 ft-lbs (47 Nm). Use a crow foot wrench, short ratchet extension and torque wrench.
  • Replace the brake booster line bracket and fasten the nut to one of the two valve mounting bolts, if you have the 4.6L or 5.4L engine model. Torque the nut to 89 inch-pounds (10 Nm) with the torque wrench, short ratchet extension and socket.
  • Attach the vacuum hose to the top of the EGR valve by hand.
  • Replace the engine cover, if you have a 4.6L or 5.4L engine model. Torque the bolts to 89 inch-pounds (10 Nm) with the torque wrench and socket.
  • Close the hood.
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