1996 subaru outback egr valve and system replacement


#1

Help, I am being charged 600 for an egr valve replacement, which is about 400 in labor or 5 hours. What the heck is going on? Isn’t it pretty easy to replace the valve and hose? is there a solonoid elsewhere to replace? Is it easy to do the change myself? Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


#2

“What the heck is going on?”

You took it to the Subaru dealer? That’s your problem.

Plan A is to scare you into buying a new car. Plan B is to make a bundle off you.

If you’re handy with a wrench is takes roughly an hour to change. Get a repair manual. Make sure the tubing to the valve is not clogged. That’s the problem as often as the valve itself.


#3

This “failure” can be ignored as long as an emissions test is not part of the picture…


#4

However, it is also possible that the bad EGR is causing the engine to “ping”, and that should not be ignored. And, if the car has a knock sensor to keep it from pinging, the resulting retardation of the timing would lead to a noticeable drop in both power and fuel economy.


#5

Thanks, for the help!