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Old 06-09-2018, 07:47 AM   #1
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97 rearend swap and egr valve replacement

So the rearend in my 97 SS was whining, I had the gears changed 373s. Anyone know how to get the speedometer to show the correct speed?
Also is changing the egr valve as easy as it appears?
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the PCM needs to be reprogrammed for the speedo.

The EGR should just be a bung on the exhaust, a bung on the intake, and then a couple mounting bolts.
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Great, thanks for the response.
I have one other issue with the car. The park brake light sometimes is on even when the park brake isn't engaged. I've checked the park brake switch, seems fine. And sometimes the light isn't even bright and then sometimes it's not on at all. I've topped off the brake fluid, no difference. The car has 90k on it and the previous owner had the issue at 54k miles
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check your hi-mount bulbs in the wing tail-light. The "brake" light on the dash will light for several reasons, and I think a brake light fault is the only one you haven't checked.

Could also be the wiring to the hi-mount. Sometimes the wires can break at the hinge on the hatch.
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So far so good with the info.
Now is there an easy way to get at the rear shock towers on my convertible?
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Fold down the rear seat. Look closely at the carpet behind them for a crescent shaped perforation right next to the latch post for the rear seat. Use a utility knife to cut the carpet along the perforation. There's a foam insert there that covers the top nut.
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You guys have been great with all the info. And the questions continue, after i replaced the egr valve, now i have a p1441 code so i want to replace the evap solenoid to start with. How does it come off the mounting bracket??? Do i have to remove the bracket from the block?
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Looks like the bracket comes with the new part. Should just be the one bolt, a vacuum line, and an electrical connector.

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The one got O'Reilly's didn't. Service manual sez to bend the bracket and slide off. Easier said than done
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I'd say pull the bracket off the block and see if it's easier on the bench than in the car.
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So now a year or so later, the evap sensor code shows up again. Is this telling me the sensor is bad again or the evap system needs some part swapped or maybe a vacuum leak in the evap system? Thanks
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