My brother the original owner just gave me a 92 Taurus GL with 71,000
miles on it. It seems to be in great shape except for two things. When
I accelerate hard and the engine is under a light load or on a warm
day I get pinging. I am guessing this is the EGR valve. My question is
can the EGR valve be cleaned or does it have to be replaced ? Also if
it is replaced are there any other parts that need to be replaced at
the same time. I have no idea where the EGR valve is on this car but I
would borrow a copy of a shop manual and do the job myself.
My second question deals with the rubber bushings in the suspension.
The car squeaks and groans when the wheels turn and the chassis also
has squeaks. The mechanic at the service station says to spray all the
bushings with WD40. Since WD40 is designed to displace water and not
be a lubricant I want to know if there is something else I should use
to spray the bushings?
if you talking about rubber bushings then you use rubber lube.. an ace
hardware store should have it in a squirt can like 3 in one oil is in a
can.....years ago when service station did repairs and not just sold gas
they would grease your car and take the rubber lubricant and spray it on
all the rubber under the car.. i bought a small can of it at sears about
20 yrs. ago(pint can) and still have it about 1/2 full... it does not
take much to go along way( remember its called Rubber Lubricant)......
It's probably NOT your EGR, esp if you dont have a Check Engine light. It's
most likely a dirty Mass Air Flow Sensor.
Go to TCCOA.com technical articles and follow the directions there EXCEPT
dont use a Q-Tip (use a tuner swab or fine brush) and dont use Windex unless
you follow it up with rubbing alcohol or electronics cleaner.
Dont use "carb cleaner" on it... in fact dont use carb cleaner on an EFI car,
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