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#4 of 37 Re: EGR Valve location on 2005 Chrysler T&C [boroarke]
Jul 19, 2007 (10:31 am)
I can confirm that some 2005 T&Cs have an EGR valve. Like I said in my previous post, it most likely depends upon how the van was ordered (i.e. which emissions region it was ordered for).
#5 of 37 Re: EGR Valve location on 2005 Chrysler T&C [boroarke]
Jul 26, 2007 (2:49 pm)
By now you have probably found your EGR valve! But here is some help. Your van no doubt has a 3.8 ltre engine as mine does. The EGR valve is in very plain view just above the alternator on the left side (actually the front of the engine as it is mounted sideways) It has an aluminum tube attached to it as well as an electrical connection. It is very easy to access and change. I just did mine. It requires that you remove 4 bolts, remove it and then bolt on the new one. Yes, you will have to remove the electrical connection as well. There is a small red clip on the electrical connection that locks the connection. Just slide it to the right and wiggle the connection (plug) off. The only issue I had was the one bolt on the bottom of the EGR is a little awkward to get a socket on. I removed the one top bolt on the alternator mount and budge the alternator toward the front of the vehicle just a few millimeters which made it possible to get my socket on the lower EGR bolt. The whole process took under 30 min. It is very simple! When I went to the dealer to get a new EGR valve they wanted my VIN number as there is more than one EGR valve to chose from depending on the VIN of the vehicle. I had no luck trying to obtain an aftermarket EGR so had to purchase from the dealer which of course is usually more expensive. Don't forget the small gasket (fiber) The larger metal gasket was included with the EGR valve. Hope this helps!
#6 of 37 Re: EGR Valve location on 2005 Chrysler T&C [gary53]
Jul 26, 2007 (3:12 pm)
Your advice is very well stated, and hopefully it will be used by someone else in the future. Regarding boroarke's situation, he showed up on a different site where it was ultimately determined that he doesn't have an EGR valve on his van.
#7 of 37 Re: EGR Valve location on 2005 Chrysler T&C [gary53]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jul 27, 2007 (11:26 am)
This would be great as a guide on CarSpace. You can copy/paste the majority of what you have here. Go here to get started and send me an email if you need assistance.
#8 of 37 egr valv 2005 grand caravan 3.3 engine
Jul 13, 2008 (9:14 pm)
I had my check engine light come on today right after filling my gas tank. I had it diagnosed and was told it was the egr valve. Is this difficult to change on this particular engine and can I get a diagram for this and try to attempt it myself. I am a single parent, mom and live on a limited income and can't afford for my car to be out of commission that long as I commute 60 or so miles a day for work and well can't afford a high repair bill as well. Thank you Vicki
#9 of 37 Re: egr valv 2005 grand caravan 3.3 engine [lvrlps]
Jul 13, 2008 (9:34 pm)
On the scale of 1 to 10 for automotive repairs, the EGR on the 2005 vintage vans is about a 2. The valve is easy to get to and other than some (likely) difficult bolts to extract due to corrosion, the job shouldn't take more than an hour or so even for someone who hasn't done it before.
Jul 17, 2008 (2:32 pm)
I just had the same problem. I had to give my VIN to the dodge dealership to get the correct EGR valve. It cost me about $80.
I had to loosen 2 bolts and remove one on the alternator, then remove the belt in order to get to that last bottom bolt on the EGR valve. It took me much longer. So I guess if you are inexperienced like me it might be harder than that. Then I had to remove the plastic shroud underneath to get the belt back on - breaking one of those plastic clips in the process. I also needed another person to slip the belt back on when I pulled back the tensioner. I bought a pack of plastic clips for $4 or so and snapped that back on. It took me a while. But thanks to your great desciption it is done and working fine. Maybe I made it harder than it needed to be. But I really am not experienced at this. I was able to get it done however. So, thank you very much. Your comments were very helpful and gave me the confidence to try this myself.
#11 of 37 Re: EGR Valve location on 2005 Chrysler T&C [shipo]
Jul 18, 2008 (11:46 am)
Actually Shipo, you were incorrect. My van did in fact have an EGR valve and replaced it and all is well.
#12 of 37 Re: EGR Valve location on 2005 Chrysler T&C [boroarke]
Jul 18, 2008 (12:14 pm)
Interesting, IIRC, you had been unable to identify the EGR plumbing and had made at least a few statements that seemed to indicate that your engine was devoid of the EGR system. Hmmm, so either I have you confused with someone else, or something change. Yes, no?
#13 of 37 Re: EGR Valve location on 2005 Chrysler T&C [gary53]
Aug 02, 2008 (1:08 pm)
I ALSO HAVE A 2005 GRAND ,3.8. I HAVE A CODE # 406 ,EGR SENSOR A CIRCUIT HIGH . IS THIS WHAT YOURS CAME UP WITH TO JUST CHANGE THE EGR . IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE THESE EGR'S GO FAIRLY OFTEN AND EARLY . I SEE YOU CHANGED YOURS PRIOR TO THE CAR BEING MORE THAN 2 YEARS OLD (BASED ON E-MAIL DATE ) .ANY HELP TO SAVE SOME CASH . I HATE TO BUY PARTS THAT DON'T NEED CHANGING ,ESPECIALLY $ 65.00 PARTS !!!! I ALSO KNOW A VERY GOOD WEBSITE FOR ORDERING ORIGINAL PARTS -TRY http://www.moparpart.com/dps_index.html , OR JUST ENTER MOPARPARTS.COM IN YOUR SEARCH . THEY HAVE ORIGINAL PARTS CHEAPER THAN AFTER-MARKET . EGR EXAMPLE -- AFTER 62.43 AT AUTO PARTS GIANT ,PLUS SHIPPING , MOPAR SITE -- 65.00 W/SHIPPING INCLUDED . I ALWAYS CHECK PRICES BEFORE I BUY ,THEY AREN'T ALWAYS THE BEST , BUT IF YOU NEED ORIGINAL THEY DEFINATELY ARE !!