Changing the EGR Sensor Valve On Camry 2000

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Hey guys,

Just visited the dealership today for a chk engine light diagnostic, and the ringed out a "P1411 / 1410" which i see is the Sensor on the EGR valve. I would have them replace it themselves buy they quoted me somewhere in the neighborhood of 209.10$ which i think is ridiculous as i have been searching around and saw u have to replace the sensor which entails removing 3 screws. Also i am a college kid so i have no money to think of, so ill do it myself. My mechanical expertise succumbs to only knowing how to change my oil and replace a leaking valve under the hood, and things of that nature.

Is there a site with picture details on where i find this valve? or directions on how i can do it myself.

Thanks in advance for all the help guys!

[EDIT] Also the guy is quoting me 480.00$ for the "leaking valve cover gaskets" and i called my dad, he said let them leak and they r not a problem for me. Is he underestimating the problem, or should i knock it off as the guy trying to sell me more shit"

( on a lighter note, i laughed at the guy when he said i needed new spark plugs, a timing belt, and trans flush. I told him that not 2 weeks ago all of those were changed and i could even clearly see the vehicle was maintenanced at 180k. His response: ohh were just going by the books :O )
 

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I would help if you let us know if your Camry was 4 or 6 cylinders, but judging by the code and price of the EGR valve, it seems you've got the V-6.

The EGR valve position sensor is Toyota part # 89455-33020 and it lists for $36.35 from your local Toyota dealer. Replacement is self-explanatory, it's near the right side (firewall) valve cover, closer to the throttle body. You'll likely be able to clear the code and reset the MIL by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes.

I would also replace the valve cover gaskets, they're not that difficult, and they're cheap, and if the leak is bad enough, engine fires have been known to start.

Joe

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thanks for your info, i went to the local napa store and changed it. it was right above the manifold, and 3 screws later changed. Save me 120$ service charges :)

also, you talk about the Valve cover gaskets. I was told they had to be changed also, and they were leaking, and he quoted me 480$ to do it. I am starting to think hes trying to rip me off...as the ERG valve took no skill at all to change. Is there anywhere i can go to find info on how to change the valves?

Thanks again