How Long Does an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Last? | YourMechanic Advice

How Long Does an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Last?

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With society being much more conscious about the environment and leaving as little footprint as possible, the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is more important than ever before. This little valve is responsible for single-handily bringing down the amount of exhaust emissions your car expels from the tailpipe into the atmosphere. The valve makes it possible to recirculate the engine gasses by putting them back into the intake manifold. At this point the engine burns them again, so there are no emissions to worry about.

Typically if your vehicle has been made in the last two decades, it is outfitted with an EGR valve. While there is no set mileage that it should be replaced, it is important to check that it is in good working order. It is suggested that every 50,000 miles you have a carbon cleaning done, which is an air induction. This will clean out any carbons and sludge that is building in the air intake system and the engine. Once your EGR valve dies it will begin to affect your vehicle in a variety of ways, so it’s good to know what signs to watch out for.

  • You may start to notice a sudden loss of power. This can be quite dangerous if you are in the middle of driving.

  • If the valve is stuck, it can result in the car not running smoothly. It may feel as though it is about to stall, it can stumble, and even shake.

  • If you have tried to pass an emissions test recently, only to have your vehicle fail, that can be due to a faulty EGR valve. Once it is replaced, you should be able to pass the test.

  • Your Check Engine Light may come on since the engine is not operating as it should. This light can come on for all different reasons though, so it's important to have a professional mechanic read the codes and determine the actual cause.

The EGR valve is involved in making sure that harmful gasses don’t escape from your car and enter the atmosphere. When this part dies your car won’t be able to run as smoothly, and you may even fail an emissions test. If you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms and suspect your exhaust gas recirculation/EGR valve is in need of replacement, get a diagnostic or book an exhaust gas recirculation/EGR valve replacement service with a professional mechanic.


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Peter

24 years of experience
338 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
Ford Focus - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Burbank, California
Peter was incredibly helpful during the entire process. We ran into an issue with the parts available for my car and he made sure to get it as soon as possible and kept me updated along the way. He’s been doing this for most of his life so he knows most all the ins and outs of cars and helped me understand what was wrong and what we had to do to fix it. I am not car savvy so I felt very lucky to get Peter as my mechanic.
Honda Accord - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Canyon Country, California
Peter is simply an amazing mechanic! He changed my EGR valve on my Honda and I drove it straight to the smog check.... Passed! He gave me great advice on my vehicle. It was such a smooth and painless service. I am so glad to have a trusted mechanic and new friend in the family. I am relieved now that my car/smog issues are finally over. Anyone that needs their car serviced has no need to fear. Just request Peter and rest assured... Thank you again! Go Bears!

Chris

21 years of experience
1861 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Dodge Charger - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Costa Mesa, California
We are truly happy with Chriss. He gained 2 loyal customers. He arrived early and completed the work quickly and efficiently. Thank you again for taking the time to come out and doing a great job.
Mercury Grand Marquis - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Sun City, California
Always a pleasure to deal with knowledgeable and honest people. With use again with our fleet, and have already referred him to others.

Travis

12 years of experience
127 reviews
Travis
12 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Charlotte, North Carolina
Travis showed up and got straight to work after greeting me outside. It was a hot day and Travis worked methodically until he finished, about an hour early. We chatted a bit while he cleaned up and I signed some work papers. Good guy and will request Travis if I use this service again.

Daniel

20 years of experience
335 reviews
Daniel
20 years of experience
Ford Fusion - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Houston, Texas
Quickly got the job done and insisted on answering any questions I had about my vehicle. All in all a very reliable mechanic that I plan on hiring again.

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