2001 Kia Optima Q&A

2001 Kia Optima Question: just needed to know where the EGR valve is located

hoping for a picture maybe, or diagram to help in locating the EGR valve. I am tight on money, and need the car running, and any answers to this email would be greatly apreciated, THANK YOU, -
Answer 1
I can certainly relate to times being tough. Kia as a manufacture have put a lot of technical information on line for free http://www.kiatechinfo.com/index.asp you have to sign up but its all free. The EGR valve is on the drivers rear of the engine (air filter housing side of engine). There is also a electrical control solenoid that could be the problem, plugged passage ways, a vacuum hose that could be knocked off. -
Comment 1
not there just the solenoid -
Answer 2
stand on the drivers side of the car and look on the back of the motor towards the top its almost right under the cover -