idlen bad on 1999 Mazda 626

um i shook it and some shakes inside of it and egr in on top of the vaule cover right but the funnie thing is that lik were the hissen comen frm lik it louder on top but wen u go underneath the car it quiter it realli hard to find it i felt every weres i change the thei ntake manifold i sprayed carbotarotr clean n the throttle body clean dat it like were is that hissen comen frm

by in Utica, NY on July 09, 2009
2 answers
ANSWER by on July 09, 2009
The EGR is not in or on top of the valve cover. It is an electronic device that has a connector. it should be on your intake manifold.
ANSWER by on July 09, 2009
The item on top of the valve cover is likely to be the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve (PCV valve) it can cause a hissing sound if it it defective or the hose going to it from the intake manifold is leaking. Disconnect the hose attached to the PCV valve and with the engine running put you finger over the hose does the hissing go away and the engine idle more smoothly.
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so weres the vacum leak comen frm
ok i got the intake manifold off tomorrow am gunna go buy a new gasket the gasket looked realli bad and in the holes are lik black
no iti dnt go away what causes the hissen nossie it cant be tne intakemanifold gasket that brand new idk wat it is
weres the egr and does dat cause it to hiss to?
thank u i completed the job but it still hissin and shutin off after it warms up

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