But as my friend who has the same vehicle warned me, you will always be working on something on it. So I used the Suzuki Forum to read the codes for free using a paperclip and then researched the code and the fix. The forum had some great videos that walked me through each of the steps to remove and clean the EGR Valve, which was extremely helpful. For me, pictures and videos always work best.
The nice thing is that there is plenty of space under the hood of the Suzuki, making it very easy to get to and remove the EGR Valve. As you can see in the pictures, that black plug is hard carbon buildup from the exhaust, which was not easy to remove.
|Lots Of Work Space
|EGR Valve All Plugged Up
|Manifold Side Plugged Too!
|Nice And Clean Again!
Thank goodness for my Dremel and grinding stones, which made the job much easier. I ordered the replacement gasket from Autozone on New Year's Day and it is not scheduled to arrive from Memphis until Tuesday. Their shipping cost was over $5 for a $2 gasket, they must be sending it via the Pony Express. I won't be ordering parts from them again anytime soon.
So I won't know for sure until the gasket arrives and I put everything back together if my repair was successful, but I have to believe that just like my nasal passages where plugged over the holidays and I couldn't breath, the Tin Can should breath much easier now.
I hope you are breathing easy and enjoying the weekend. Thanks for the visit and take good care.