Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EGR Control Solenoid

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Common signs include engine performance issues like decreased power and acceleration, engine pings or knocks, and the Check Engine Light coming on. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for EGR Control Solenoid Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Pontiac Wave $117 $46.78 $70.00 24% $154.28
2005 Ford E-250 $117 $46.78 $70.00 24% $154.28
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $128 $58.18 $70.00 22% $165.68
2014 Cadillac ATS $117 $46.78 $70.00 24% $154.28
2005 Audi A4 Quattro $164 $94.18 $70.00 18% $201.68
2003 Porsche Cayenne $164 $94.18 $70.00 18% $201.68
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing EGR Control Solenoid?

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The exhaust gas recirculation system, also known as the EGR system, is an emission system that is found on many road going cars and trucks. Its purpose is to recirculate exhaust gases that have exited the engine, back into the intake manifold so that they can be reburned. This dilutes the amount of oxygen coming into the engine by replacing some of it with inert gases, which reduces the NOx levels, and temperature of the mixture.

The EGR system is controlled by the EGR control solenoid. When the EGR control solenoid is activated, a passage is opened up that allows exhaust gases into the intake manifold. The EGR solenoid is controlled by the engine computer, and activated at very specific times in order to achieve the best performance, efficiency, and emissions from the engine.

The EGR solenoid is one of the main components of the EGR system, and any problems with it can cause the system to not function, which can be a major problem in states with strict emissions regulations. Usually a problem with the EGR control solenoid will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential problem that should be serviced.

1. Engine performance issues

One of the first symptoms of a possible problem with the EGR control solenoid is engine performance issues. If the EGR solenoid has any issues, it can cause the finely tuned air fuel ratio to be thrown off. This may result in a decreased power, acceleration, fuel economy, as well as an increase in emissions.

2. Engine pings or knocks

Another symptom of a potential problem with the EGR control solenoid is engine ping or knock. If the EGR solenoid fails it can disable the EGR system from recirculating exhaust gases. For certain engines this can cause a large increase in cylinder and exhaust gas temperatures. Excessively high cylinder temperatures can cause engine ping and knock, which can lead to serious engine damage if left unattended.

3. Check Engine Light comes on

An illuminated Check Engine Light is another symptom of a bad or failing EGR control solenoid. If the computer detects an issue with the EGR solenoid, circuit, or system, it will set off the Check Engine Light to notify the driver of the issue. A bad EGR solenoid can cause a variety of different trouble codes, so having the computer scanned for trouble codes is highly recommended.

The EGR control solenoid is one of the most important components of the EGR system. Without it the EGR system will not be able to recirculate the exhaust gases properly, which can lead to issues with engine performance and even emissions. For this reason, if you suspect that your EGR control solenoid may be having an issue, have the vehicle inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine if the solenoid should be replaced.

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Tung

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Nice guy but my check engine light issue is not resolved as promised. Waiting to hear back from the mechanic.
2003 NISSAN FRONTIER - EGR CONTROL SOLENOID - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

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Very knowledgeable; On time; great service.
2000 TOYOTA CAMRY - EGR CONTROL SOLENOID - SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

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Great experience with Chris. He was on time and fast to diagnose and then find the parts to repair the car.
2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING - EGR CONTROL SOLENOID - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

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Noe was able to explain to me with ease, even though mechanics under the hood is still foreign to me, what was wrong and how he fixed it. I will definitely be booking him for future appointments THANK YOU NOE!!!
1997 FORD EXPLORER - EGR CONTROL SOLENOID - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

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