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2004 pontiac grand am has a code of po401 egr and tube already replaced cleared codes and it comes back po401

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P1404 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Closed Position Performance
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Code po401


A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
  • The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
  • There is a blockage in the EGR (tube), most likely carbon buildup
  • The EGR valve is faulty
  • The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum
Possible SolutionsIn fixing this code, it is quite common for people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. The EGR valve is not always the culprit.
  • Use a vacuum pump and pull the EGR valve open while monitoring engine RPM'sicon1.png & DPFE voltage. There should be a noticable difference in RPM's with the EGR open
  • Clean out the EGR valve and/or tubing to remove deposits
  • Check the voltage at the DPFE, compare to specified values (refer to a repair manual for your specific model)
  • Replace the DPFE sensor (with a good quality / OEM one)
  • Replace the EGR valve

Nov 04, 2012 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The code for my pontiac grand am says that I need an egr solenoid. I cannot find one on the net. My Grand Am is a SE and there are no parts?!? I am at a loss!


The valve is easy to find but as far as a solenoid thats a dealer part, also a 2004 grand am doesnt use a egr solenoid, the egr is electric and doest use one, good day.

Apr 14, 2011 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

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Code po401 how do i fix this


P0401 - Insufficient EGR Flow

EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. It is part of the vehicle emmissions system, and is used to reduce combustion temperature and pressure to control Oxides of Nitrogen. There are generally three parts to the EGR system: the EGR valve, an actuator solenoid, and a differential pressure sensor EGR (DPFE). These things work together to deliver the correct amount of recirculation based on engine temperature, load, etc. The P0401 code means that OBD detected an insufficient amount of EGR.

Symptoms: You may notice drivability problems such as pinging (a.k.a. pre-ignition knock) when the engine is under load or the vehicle is at higher speeds. There may also be other symptoms.

Causes: A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
* The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
* There is a blockage in the EGR (tube), most likely carbon buildup
* The EGR valve is faulty
* The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum

Possible Solutions: In fixing this code, it is quite common for people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. The EGR valve is not always the culprit.

* Use a vacuum pump and pull the EGR valve open while monitoring engine RPM's & DPFE voltage. There should be a noticable difference in RPM's with the EGR open
* Clean out the EGR valve and/or tubing to remove deposits
* Check the voltage at the DPFE, compare to specified values (refer to a repair manual for your specific model)
* Replace the DPFE sensor (with a good quality / OEM one)
* Replace the EGR valve


Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

Mar 22, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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I have a 1997 chevy lumina. i had 2 coded before, po420 and po401. i changed the egr valve, and now the po420 is gone. i just replaced the egr tube, cleared the codes, and now the po401 is back. car sounds...


Well, the po401 is saying is that the egr valve has restricted flow. After changing the egr and the tube, something else is causing the restriction. a more thorough diagnosis is recommended. The po420 code sounds like a possible catalyst failure or an o2 sensor failure.

Oct 16, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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Code po401 for check engine light


PO401 Insufficient EGR Flow, valve could be stuck or disconected.

It could very possibly the EGR tubes are clogged or the EGR is not opening or could be DPFE; first i would check the tubes on the DPFE and also clean the EGR tubes and egr it self simple brake clean and a hanger can clean the tubes and spray some in the EGR it also can get gunked up and not move properly.

Hope this help to solve it (remember comment and rated this).

Apr 05, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Sable

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2004 Mercury Monterey 70k CEL code PO401


po401 egr flow insufficient vaulve could be stuck or disconected

Mar 02, 2010 | 2004 Mercury Montery

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1996 toyota camery code po401


Clean the EGR air passage tube.

Carbon built up is worst inside this air passage tube.

You will need Seafoam or WD-40 and LOT OF TIME to clean out this tube.

A vacuum will help speed up the cleaning.


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Aug 11, 2009 | 1996 Toyota Camry

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1997 pontiac grand prix se has code po401. I


Check for

vacuum leaks on intake manifold,

the air tube between the air filter.

intake manifold vacuum hose.

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clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner

SEE sample picture HERE
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Also remove carbon built up behind the EGR valve and the EGR passage tube.

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Vacuum leak WILL offset the intended 14.7 to 1 air fuel ratio.

More un-metered air (leaks) will lean out the fuel mixture.

Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot.

At idle,just spray and listen for the RPM surge.

The in-rush of carb clearer will increase the RPM on the motor.

Record the problem spot(s) and address it later.

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EGR carbon built up require 2+ hours to clean from start to finish.

You will need a new EGR base gasket before your start.

Locate and remove the EGR valve after the vehicle is cool down.

Carefully record the connector and vacuum line (for older vehicle) location by drawing an easily to follow diagram.

Remove the EGR valve.

Inspect the location of the carbon built-up inside the valve and the EGR passage tube.

SOAK these areas with WD-40 spary.

You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right.

RE-SOAK the carbon and let it sit for over-night will also help.

One the last round,pass a shop vacuum of the EGR valve and the passage pipe.

Install the new EGR gasket and connectors.

Allow the vehicle to warm up outdoor to burn up any remaining WD-40.


Take it for a test drive.


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Mustgo

Jun 30, 2009 | 2002 Ford Explorer

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Engine light on mazda tribute 2002


Have it checked again and see what code it is. if it is P0401 it is probably the sensor shown below, The DPFE (Diferential Pressure Sensor)sensor is usually mounted on the engine and is connected to the pipe that runs from the exhaust manifold to the EGR valve with two rubber hoses. When the sensor goes bad, the Check Engine light comes on and typically sets any or all of teh following fault codes: P0171 & P0174 (lean codes), and/or P0401 (insufficient EGR flow). Nine out of ten times, the fault is not a bad EGR valve or a vacuum leak, but a bad DPFE sensor. A replacement costs about $112 at Ford, or about $48 at an aftermarket auto parts store.I hope this helps.

Nov 08, 2008 | 2004 Mazda Tribute

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