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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Chris

21 years of experience
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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.

Rusty

22 years of experience
375 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
Buick Rendezvous - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Arlington, Texas
Rusty was absolutely GREAT!!! When ever I use your service please send out Rusty. I have already told 5 friends about your service and Rusty.
Dodge Charger - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Arlington, Texas
Excellent service!! Rusty was professional and knowledgeable about the issue my car was having. Definitely recommend his services for your car maintenance needs!

Willie

23 years of experience
20 reviews
Willie
23 years of experience
Toyota Pickup - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Lakewood, California
Willie is very knowledgeable guy knows what he is talking about we had a great experience fixing my truck I would book him again

Chris

15 years of experience
246 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Acura MDX - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve Replacement - San Diego, California
Understood the task and performed it efficiently He cleared the code after replacing the EGR He also inspected the fluids & brakes

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