07 Wrangler X EGR valve and codes?
Been experiencing some minor surging for a while and then the engine light came on. Stopped in to the local auto parts place and they told me it was the EGR valve and sensor by their code reader. I didn't get the actual codes. They looked it up and told me they don't have access to replacements for that so, called the local goofball dealership where I bought it. While a great guy in service answered and talked with me about it all, I never liked their sales staff - but that's a different story.
So, he tells me I can have them do the work based on the parts place analysis or I can have them check it out for an additional $95. First question. Are they saying it will take $95 to hook the single hand held code reader and just read the numbers off of it like the parts place or is there something more indepth they will do? If they are reading the same handheld meter the parts place was, can't see a reason to pay them almost $100 to plug in a meter and go "Yep, EGR"
Second, if I have them diagnose it (and pay the $95) it's going to cost me $360 to have them replace it. I found only one article on the net tonight about Jeep 07 EGR replacement and it does look fairly complicated. I haven't wrenched anything for a while except my Harley and that's light maint. This sound about right?
Last question. I have about 53K on the 07 X. Is this something that just happens every 50+K or so? Lucky for me I bought mine about 1 month before they switched to the lifetime warranty - yay for me huh?