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How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Solenoid
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems are controlled by the EGR control solenoid, which is controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM).
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Pressure Feedback Sensor
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems use a pressure feedback sensor to tell the powertrain control module (PCM) how much exhaust gas is flowing.
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve can cause drivability problems if it fails and should be replaced to avoid engine performance issues.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EGR Vacuum Modulator
Common signs include engine performance issues, the Check Engine Light coming on, and failing an emissions test.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EGR Cooler
Common signs include engine overheating, exhaust leaking, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How Long Does an EGR Cooler Last?
Within your vehicle is a part called the EGR cooler. EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. This cooler is responsible for taking care of the exhaust gases once they leave the engine....
How Long Does an EVP Shut Off Solenoid Last?
The EVP shut off solenoid is the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve position sensor. With that said, it has a fairly important job to perform that will help ensure your...
How Long Does an EVP Position Sensor Last?
An integral part of your vehicle's EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system is the EVP position sensor. This sensor has the important job of figuring out where the gate is positioned in...
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Vacuum Modulator
The EGR vacuum modulator meters the EGR valve in some car systems. Some signs of a failing EGR vacuum modulator include stalling and a rough idle.
How Long Does an Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Last?
The exhaust pressure control valve is used in diesel vehicles as part of its EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system. The EGR system is meant to bring down the amount of...
How to Clean an EGR Valve
The EGR valve is the heart of the emissions system on an engine. EGR is an acronym for Exhaust Gas Recirculation, and that is exactly what it does. This wonderful...
P2144 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Recirculation Vent Control Circuit Low
P2144 code means the powertrain control module has detected a fault with the rate of flow through the exhaust gas recirculation vent control circuit.
How to Replace an EVP Shut Off Solenoid
An EGR valve is essential to the EGR system in your vehicle. For this valve to work, the EVP shut off solenoid must monitor its position and function.
How to Replace an EVP Position Sensor
The EGR valve is monitored by a valve position sensor. This sensor helps your car's EGR system to run more efficiently and better control emissions.
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Tube
The EGR valve is connected to an EGR pipe, which helps distribute molecules through your vehicle’s EGR system. A bad pipe leads to performance issues.
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers lower the temperature of the exhaust gas before it enters the car engine. EGR coolers are mainly for diesel.
How to Replace an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Temperature Sensor
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) temperature sensors monitor the EGR cooler's operation. One is on the exhaust manifold and one is near the EGR valve.
How to Buy a Good Quality Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Tube
Exhaust gas recirculation tubes (EGR tubes) are responsible for moving a very small amount of gas from the exhaust manifold to the intake manifold in order to help reduce emissions of nitrous...
How to Buy a Good Quality Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve
The exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR valve) serves to dramatically reduce the emissions that are key contributors to pollution in the air. While EGR systems were not routinely added to engines until...

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1998 Mazda protege: Had the EGR valve replaced, cleared the computer codes, still get the check engine light then a EGR problem co
Code P0400 does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with the EGR valve itself. The only way to condemn the EGR valve is to directly test it. In particular Code P0400 includes a circumstance where the EGR passages...
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2005 Chrysler 300c has a code P0406. I believe EGR needs replacing, Don't know if it will make it 25 miles to dealer.
P0406 involves the EGR system but that may or may not be the only factor causing your rough running condition. Typically, P0406 will set if you have a failed EGR valve, excessive carbon buildup, an open or short in the...
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My Ford f150 has a misfire on #4and#7 I checked the coils and plugs but they seem to be firing what else do I need to do
In order to isolate the cause of the misfire you will need to do an engine compression and leakdown test to make sure the compression is good and no valves are burned. If compression test is good on all cylinders...
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I recently bought a 1987 montero and the EGR light is on.....what does this mean
The EGR warning light signifies that something is wrong in the exhaust gas recirculation system. The problem could be as simple as EGR passageways that are clogged with carbon (the passageways can be cleaned out), or the EGR valve and/or...
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Help figuring out what hose i need for 2003 Ford focus
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, the picture you tried to add did not come through. If you are trying to find a particular part, you will want to determine what it does first. Since you are dealing with...
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clear/replace EGR valve
Hello, thank you for writing in. For exact specifications on tools needed and a step by step procedure, you will need to access a service manual for the vehicle. Typically you would expect to use a 12 mm socket or...
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Replacing the EGR tube
It is possible you are getting fumes leaking from another area like from the manifold to head area. You should use a high temperature pipe sealer like liquid copper on the pipe connection to complete the seal but before you...
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Why would my check engine light continue to come on after replacing the EGR valve in my 2004 Chevrolet Impala
Hello. I would need to know which EGR code you are getting in order to be able to precisely tell you what may be going on. Most of the time if replacing the EGR valve does not solve the problem...
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96 Honda accord lx, 2.2 I have replaced dist, plugs and wires, main fuel pump relay. Injectors are spitting gas, i have fire b
Check to see if any diagnostic trouble codes have been stored. If the engine runs (actually "runs", even momentarily, as opposed to stumbles) when you directly introduce fuel, that means there is something wrong with either the fuel system and/or...
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1997 chevrolet lumina that has a p0401 code that is persistant
P0401 will often set if the passageway from the EGR valve to the intake is blocked with carbon. If you did not clear that passageway when replacing the EGR valve that is the most likely cause for the code. To...
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No acceleration
The problem sounds like the catalyst are blocked and causing excessive EGR backpressure and codes and loss of power. You will need to have the O2 sensors in the manifolds removed and the system checked for excessive back pressure indicating...
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My 2000 Jaguar XJR has a P0405 code. Will replacing the egr fix this problem? Is there a way to fix this without clearing the vehicle history.
Hi there. Replacing the EGR may or may not fix this code. The EGR valve itself would have to be checked for proper operation. If it is not moving correctly then it will need to be replaced. The issue can...
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I have a 1981 ford f250 it stalles when I let off the gas and it has a new fuel pump and filter
If the EGR valve is stuck open with carbon deposits it may stall the engine at idle. You will have to remove it to check to see if it is being held open. If not held open then check for...
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Egr valve insufficient flow
Insufficient EGR flow is probably not the cause of the rough or low idle and thus is just a coincidental fault. You should repair it and perhaps first, just to be absolutely sure, but rough idle is more likely due...
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Why is it still misfiring?
Hi there. Check the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve on the engine. It seems to be sticking on when the engine is running at low idle and causing a misfire as the old exhaust that is burnt is reentering the engine....
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Have code P0174, did smoke test smoke comes out EGR valve. Does that mean it's bad? 2004 Ford Ranger
Hi there - smoke coming out of the EGR valve simply means the valve is either leaking, or stuck in the "open" position. The P0174 code indicates a "lean" condition too much air/not enough fuel on the bank of cylinders...
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Car keep shutting off.
Hi there. Check the Idle Air Control valve and see if it is plugged or not working. The IAC valve controls the engine idle and when the vehicle is at a stop the idle can drop and cause the engine...
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My car jerk's some times one week is good and the other week is bad.
Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle with the...
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I got a 1999 Ford Windstar LX. It is jerking when I go over 45 or 50.
Hi there. Either the EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - has been plugged up or the MAF - Mass Air Flow - sensor is dirty or damaged. Try removing the vacuum line to the EGR and test driving the vehicle...

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