Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Buy a Good Quality Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Tube

Good Quality 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 oxide. This tube is the key point of passage between the EGR system, directing gasses from the internal combustion engine through the system and eventually circulating them back into the intake manifold and the combustion chamber to be burned again.

The EGR tube often becomes clogged over time with residue from the exhaust that flows through it. The tube is also exposed to very high heat from the gasses that pass through it, potentially causing leaks as well.

A non-functional or low-functioning EGR tube can cause you to fail emissions testing, can cause knocking in your engine, and can also cause pinging noises if it’s not recirculating gases properly.

When it's time to replace your old EGR tube, keep a few things in mind to make sure you’re getting a good quality EGR tube:

  • Be sure you’re getting new or OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts: This specific part is made to fit only one type of EGR valve, and getting the incorrect version will cause problems with the fit and seal.

  • Replace EGR valve at the same time: Replacing the EGR valve at the same time you replace the EGR tube is always a good idea, to ensure that you’re getting a solid match.

Keeping your vehicle running clean requires having a correctly-installed and working exhaust gas recirculation tube and valve.

YourMechanic supplies top-quality EGR tubes to our certified mobile technicians. We can also install an EGR tube that you've purchased. Click here to get a quote and more information on EGR tube replacement.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Insurance Requirements for Car Registration in Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet requires that all drivers in Kentucky carry liability automotive insurance, or “financial responsibility” in order to operate a vehicle legally and maintain vehicle...
How to Get a Louisiana Driver's Permit
s licensing program. The first step in this program is to obtain...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...


Related questions

Q: Performance exhaust recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hello. The type of exhaust that you will use depends greatly on what kind of sound that you want to achieve and if you are going to do it yourself or if you are going to have an exhaust shop...

Q: When I turn ignition off and pull key out, car doesn't shut off. when i can shut it off, next morning battery is dead.

Malfunctions in the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system would not affect the ignition system or battery. If the EGR system has a fault, the service to request is EGR system diagnostic/inspection. If your vehicle engine continues to run after the...

Q: Something banged underneath

A knocking or banging sound like that you are describing is probably due to a suspension fault (like a loose strut or bad ball joint) or perhaps a poorly suspended exhaust system is banging on the car frame body when...