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The Electronic EGR Transducer (EET) contains an electrically operated solenoid and a back-pressure controlled vacuum transducer. The PCM operates
the solenoid based on inputs from the multi-port fuel injection system. The EET and EGR valve are serviced as an assembly.
When the PCM de-energizes the solenoid, vacuum does not reach the transducer. Vacuum flows to the transducer when the PCM energizes the solenoid.
When exhaust system back-pressure becomes high enough, it fully closes a bleed valve in the vacuum transducer. When the PCM energizes the solenoid and back-pressure closes the transducer bleed valve, vacuum flows through the transducer to operate the EGR valve.
Energizing the solenoid, but not fully closing the transducer bleed hole (because of low back-pressure), varies the strength of the vacuum signal applied to the EGR valve. Varying the strength of the vacuum signal changes the amount of EGR supplied to the engine. This provides the correct amount of exhaust gas recirculation for different operating conditions.
The EET and EGR valve mount to the rear of the cylinder head.
Last modified on 2008-11-11 11:09:06