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EGR Valve

(1999 Saturn SL1)
in Nashville, TN on December 23, 2010
My check engine light came on a while back.. I took it to Advanced Auto and they said it was the EGR Valve. I didnt have the money at the time to buy a new one. So sometimes when I would try to start my car it wouldnt start unless I held the gas down. It would sound as if it was out of gas. Now after it sets for a while it will start but if I turn it off it will not start back up unless it sets for a while... I just got the EGR Valve but havent put it on yet. Is this the problem before I replace it???
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of Joels Auto Service on December 23, 2010
the egr(exaust gas recirculation)valve has nothing to do with your problem.its only function is accept unburnt fuel from the exaust sytem back into your intake manifold for slightly better gas mileage and to reduce emmissions.you can take off your existing egr valve,clean it and reinstall it back on.take the new one back and get your money back my friend.
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on December 24, 2010
ok. I had it cleaned last week but still have the problem... Any suggestions on what the problem is??
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