Originally posted by 13bgxl
Yes those are all signs of a bad egr valve. Did you just get the egr valve tested or the whole engine because those are also signs of a "small" vacuum leak(wich is basically what happens when your egr valve is stuck open). To replace it your self you need 10 & 12mm sockets(I think thats all),pliers(unless you have screw on clamps for water hoses), new egr valve, new egr valve gasket. and a new intake manifold gasket. If you have the tools parts should be aprox. $80. Take your time and makesure EVERYTHING is connected right(especally vacuum hoses). Have fun.
$80 bucks??? Where the hell are you getting parts from??? Last time I priced out an EGR valve from the dealer is was close to $260 bucks just for the valve.
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! Remove the EGR valve and block it off. You don't need it and it's just a source for vac leaks. Also, don't get a used one because they are usually just as bad as the one you are removing.