Last post on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:47 PM
You are in the Nissan Altima
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Altima, Sedan
#3 of 6 Re: Nissan Altima EGR Valve [clangille]
Nov 12, 2009 (1:59 pm)
Thatz exactly I have in my car too. Could you explain little more about how to locate this ports underneath the throttle body and how to clean them.
If you have pictures that would be great.
I appreciate your help
#4 of 6 Re: Nissan Altima EGR Valve [javidraaj]
Nov 12, 2009 (7:23 pm)
I don't know where they are on the Altima, but I'm sure if you get a manual it will tell you. You'll most likely need to get some type of third party manual specifically for your make & model year. Maybe Auto Zone or Pep Boys has one or you could Google it. On the Millenia, it was easy enough to access that even a novice like myself was able to do it. It couldn't imagine it would be much harder on the Altima. I used a brillo pad and a bottle of carbon cleaner, but depending on how they are situated on the Altima, you may need a different tool, but make sure it's something abrasive enough to scrape the carbon off, because it will probably be baked on due to the engine heat. Alternatively, you could just take it to a mechanic and tell him you don't want any sensors replaced until they clean the carbon out of the ports and delete the code. Beware though, because some mechanics won't want to do it since it's such a small job and they won't make any money on it. They only way they'll make a profit is if they do something labor intensive like replacing a bunch of sensors. The mechanics I took my car to were probably licking their chops when I told them what the problem was because they knew there were several different things they could do to "fix" the problem and then play dumb after it didn't work. Hopefully that helps.
#5 of 6 Re: Nissan Altima EGR Valve [clangille]
Nov 13, 2009 (7:49 am)
Thanks for the answer. Thatz why I also afraid to take it to a mechanic. I couldn't find anything on the net about the service/repair manual. so I'll follow ur advice to go toa autozone or pepboys to get a manual. If you happened to know some place that I can download manuals let me know.
once again thanks for the help
#6 of 6 Re: Nissan Altima EGR Valve [javidraaj]
Nov 14, 2009 (9:47 pm)
one more thing would be much helpful if you can give me the name of the exact part that you cleaned.? is it called service port or egr port or something else?
in ur car where exactly it was attached to ? to the EGR valve or something else?
if you have some diagram or something to point pls provide me with some hints