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EGR code P0400... Found EGR valve is getting vacuum all the time

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Suspect bad vaccum switch to egr
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99 maxima ran till it was parked now it turns over will not start gave code p0400 any ideas


The fault is somewhere around the EGR valve - probably the EGR valve or the throttle position sensor.

Before replacing any sensors try removing and cleaning the EGR.

Here's a Youtube link that may be of help to you:

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This link explains about the EGR:
P0400 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction

CEL code P0400 EGR Flow Malfunction

Mar 27, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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I have 3 codes , po400, po443 & po135 have very low gas milage w/surging


PO135 is your EGR valve, P0400 = EGR Vacuum Leak, (EGR valve may need replacing, or may just have a hole somewhere in the EGR vacuum line ..
PO435 = Air Canister Purge. ( possible water in your air canister needs to be drained).

Jan 08, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Mercedes benz e 320 1998 model engine light code p0400


code p0400 refers to exhaust gas recirculation(EGR) system---flow malfunction.===causes---hose leak/blockage--basic setting not carried out (if applicable)---wiring---EGR valve ---EGR solenoid---ECM
check out the valve and solenoid.

Apr 29, 2014 | 2005 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz E320 Cdi

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Trouble shooting code


EGR malfunction. Check the vacuum hose to the EGR valve first.

Mar 25, 2014 | 1995 Volvo 850

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PO400 check engine light is on seems to run normal what to do?


P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is vacuum controlled valve that regulates the amount of exhaust gases that re-enter the cylinders. The powertrain control module (PCM) determines how much based on engine load, temp, and other conditions. If the PCM detects that the amount of exhaust gases entering the cylinder were insufficient or non-existent, this code is set.

No symptoms will likely be noticed by the driver other than the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp). However, non visible symptoms will be increased combustion temperature and increased Nox emissions. A code P0400 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
- Plugged EGR passage which restricts the flow of exhaust gasses
- Faulty EGR solenoid
- Faulty EGR solenoid wiring/harness
- Vacuum lines damaged/disconnected to the EGR valve solenoid or to the EGR valve
- Faulty EGR valve

Check it and keep us updated.

Oct 07, 2011 | 1997 Mercury Villager

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P400 code on a 2000 mitsubishi diamante


P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is vacuum controlled valve that regulates the amount of exhaust gases that re-enter the cylinders. The powertrain control module (PCM) determines how much based on engine load, temp, and other conditions. If the PCM detects that the amount of exhaust gases entering the cylinder were insufficient or non-existent, this code is set.

Symptoms: No symptoms will likely be noticed by the driver other than the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp). However, non visible symptoms will be increased combustion temperature and increased Nox emissions.

Causes: A code P0400 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Plugged EGR passage which restricts the flow of exhaust gasses
Faulty EGR solenoid
Faulty EGR solenoid wiring/harness
Vacuum lines damaged/disconnected to the EGR valve solenoid or to the EGR valve
Faulty EGR valve

Possible Solutions: Since EGR valve designs are different, no one test will suffice:
Using a scan tool, operate the EGR valve with the engine running. If the engine stumbles, the problem was likely intermittent wiring problem or intermittent blockage problem
If engine doesn't stumble, operate the EGR valve manually, if possible. If engine doesn't stumble and die, the ports are likely plugged. Removal of valve and cleaning of all ports will be required
Checking of solenoid can only usually be done with a scan tool, because most solenoids operate with a duty cycle of voltage, rather than constant voltage
Check all vacuum lines, hoses, etc for any damage
Visually inspect the solenoid harness and the solenoid for damage
Replace EGR valve

Hope this helps.

Jun 20, 2011 | 2000 Mitsubishi Diamante

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I HAVE A PO400 CODE ON MY 1997 MADZA MILLENIA I WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN FIX THAT


DTC P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is vacuum controlled valve that regulates the amount of exhaust gases that re-enter the cylinders. The powertrain control module (PCM) determines how much based on engine load, temp, and other conditions. If the PCM detects that the amount of exhaust gases entering the cylinder were insufficient or non-existent, this code is set.

No symptoms will likely be noticed by the driver other than the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp). However, non visible symptoms will be increased combustion temperature and increased Nox emissions.

A code P0400 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Plugged EGR passage which restricts the flow of exhaust gasses
Faulty EGR solenoid
Faulty EGR solenoid wiring/harness
Vacuum lines damaged/disconnected to the EGR valve solenoid or to the EGR valve

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Dec 19, 2010 | 1997 Mazda Millenia

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97 oldsmobile sihouette error code p0400. Was told by Advance auto it was a bad egr canister solenoid. Replaced it but still have check engine light on. How do I get it off?


After you have made the repairs go back to Advance Auto and have them remove this stored trouble code .Most places will remove them from your computer for free.

Dec 06, 2010 | 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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OP400 Engine ligh code?


P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is vacuum controlled valve that regulates the amount of exhaust gases that re-enter the cylinders. The powertrain control module (PCM) determines how much based on engine load, temp, and other conditions. If the PCM detects that the amount of exhaust gases entering the cylinder were insufficient or non-existent, this code is set.
Symptoms:
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Causes: A code P0400 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
  • Plugged EGR passage which restricts the flow of exhaust gasses
  • Faulty EGR solenoid
  • Faulty EGR solenoid wiring/harness
  • Vacuum lines damaged/disconnected to the EGR valve solenoid or to the EGR valve
  • Faulty EGR valve

Possible Solutions: Since EGR valve designs are different, no one test will suffice:
  • Using a scan tool, operate the EGR valve with the engine running. If the engine stumbles, the problem was likely intermittent wiring problem or intermittent blockage problem
  • If engine doesn't stumble, operate the EGR valve manually, if possible. If engine doesn't stumble and die, the ports are likely plugged. Removal of valve and cleaning of all ports will be required
  • Checking of solenoid can only usually be done with a scan tool, because most solenoids operate with a duty cycle of voltage, rather than constant voltage
  • Check all vacuum lines, hoses, etc for any damage
  • Visually inspect the solenoid harness and the solenoid for damage
  • Replace EGR valve

Hope helps (remember comment and rated this).

Aug 05, 2010 | Eagle Talon Cars & Trucks

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No vacuum to egr valve


there is an EGR vacuum solenoid somwhere that controls on/off vacuum to actuate the valve. i am not to sure of the location, but follow the vacuum line back from the egr until you find a device that looks like an electrical check valve for vacuum. that is a possibilty. but then again i am a ford,chrysler guy and am just giving you an answer based on my understanding of the functuality of a vacuum egr system

Jan 15, 2009 | 1997 Nissan Pickup

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