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Lehigh Acres, FL
You do not put pads on without resurfacing or replacing the rotors. The "someone" did not do the job right.
It is a pain in the balls for an experienced Tech.
What is your problem? There is not a set answer. Do you have a check engin e light on?
There's a 8 page document from GM on this problem. What i find very interesting is that it's not a TSB. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the trouble code that has led you to believe you need to know where the EGR valve is.
Pt Cruisers are will known for restricted radiators. I had a customer come to me after he replaced every thing in the cooling system except the radiator. I used a power flush gun to flush the cooling system. It is very expensive to replace the radiator in that car. I told the customer if the power flush of the cooling system did not fix it we would have to replace the radiator. Guess what it fix the problem. DO NOT CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE CAR. If you do not address the problem you will be putting a head gasket on the engine or worse.
Just because the dealer sells the car doesn't mean the know how to work on it. Take it to a ford friendly independant repair shop. Explain your problem and see and listen to their suggestions.
First off there is no dryer on this vehicle. It is an accumulator. The front air uses an orfice tube. the rear air uses an expansion valve. You have a bad rear expansion valve
Just go to www.alldatadiy.com and spend $27 to get the info you want.
You need to have rear differential oil level checked. I would have the cover pulled off and inspected.