It was finally nice enough that I had a chance to go open the hood on the Bronco and do some wrench turning and I got that damn EGR valve swapped out.
By the grace of God the fitting at the bottom came right loose and I didn’t have to fight it to get the old one off so it went fairly quickly.
The ornery old fucker from across the street came over to bullshit and spread his particular flavor of Old Man griping and that kept me distracted enough that I started to put the old one back on again before I knew what I was doing so I took it back off and chucked it in the garage to get it out of the way.
So it’s on and the Check Engine light didn’t come right on like it normally does.
Like I said, we shall see.
I had to make a run to Lowe’s and the light never came back on but just as I was pulling into a parking spot I heard a big sucking sound like the idle speed control solenoid had opened way up and the idle jumped way up again.
I had disconnected the battery to clear the codes when I changed the valve and the check engine light never came on but I ain’t liking that shit. It has a new idle speed solenoid on it from before I got the thing but something is making the computer want to open the fucker up beyond what is normal.
Looks like there is further diagnosis work to come yet.