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1991 Toyota Corolla Question: check engine light is on dealer said egr modulator needs to be change where isit



ddl008, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Covina, CA, February 10, 2013, 19:46

found egr valve and soleniod where n what is the modulator

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  • Answer #1

    February 10, 2013, 20:26

    it is before the egr...just follow the vacuum lines

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  • Answer #2

    robertgrove from WeGo2U Mobile Mechanic, February 10, 2013, 22:49

    The EGR Modulator works along with EGR Valve and Vacuum Solenoid to control the amount of EGR flow into the engine. EGR flow cools the combustion temp and reduce NOX emissions. Vacuum lines from the EGR and vacuum solenoid go to the modulator.

    The picture in my facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=472075606173934&set=a.276330489081781.57564.186477864733711&type=1&theater shows the modulator, EGR valve and vacuum solenoid, this should help you find it on your car


    Robert Grove, ASE World Class Technician, 1996 Automotive Hall of Fame

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    Greg's Orange Auto (15216 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 11, 2013, 09:33

    agree with robert

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  • Answer #4

    July 28, 2014, 22:03

    9 times out of ten EGR problems are caused by bad vacuum hoses or clogged passages. Hi mileage cars are notorious for throwing this code. Take EGR plumbing apart and clean out all passages and orifices. Don't use solvent on EGR valve or diaphragm may be damaged. Get out as much carbon as possible from head and plumbing passages, they should be extremely clean and free flowing. Use wire tools to get small passages, and tube brushes and solvent for larger ones. Use new gaskets for re-assembly; vacuum leaks here will present other performance problems.

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