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2002 olds silhouette i changed egr valve and both o2 sensors and im still getting an insufficient egr flow detected code?

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SOURCE: OBD inspection: 1 trouble code reported:P0401 EGR

Yes and know,it all depends on your experience with tools but you can do it if your follow instructions and take your time. I'll try to help you save some money and let you know that you can fix thins your self. 
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
So we are going to remove the egr valve and clean it out with Carb cleaner, remove all the carbon build up that is binding the valve. If that doesn't not work or you thing there is too much carbon or the valve it self is still binding once it's cleaned, then just replace it. The other thing to is to replace the DPFE sensor but were just going to worry about the egr first since that is what is most common and a good cleaning will always almost fix the problem. 
There is one bolt that holds the egr tube to it and two bolts that hold it to the intake manifold take them out, unplug the electrical connector and its off.  Once the egr is off, Spray it clean with Carb cleaner and make sure that there are no moving parts are binding and re-install. If needed replace the old gasket with a new one. Good luck and hope this helps and if your not sure where the egr valve is, it's just behind the throttle body. Good luck and hope this helps, Auto Zone can also give you the step by step instructions to getting the job done and you can also buy the replacement egr valve. But start with the cleaning first. 

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SOURCE: P0401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient

check the metal line that comes off the exhaust and make sure it isnt plugged with carbon. also remove the egr and check the port and see it's clogged as well

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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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.

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Insufficient EGR Flow Detected

Possible Causes:
DPFE sensor signal circuit is shorted to ground
DPFE sensor VREF circuit is open between sensor and PCM
DPFE sensor downstream hose off or plugged
DPFE sensor hoses both off, loose or damaged
DPFE sensor hoses connected wrong (reversed)
EGR orifice tube is damaged or restricted
PCM has failed
And what sets the code is…….Engine started, engine running in closed loop under steady cruise conditions, and the PCM detected the DPFE sensor input indicated insufficient EGR gas flow. Run the KOER Self-Test, and if DTC P1408 is present, the fault is currently present. This code sets in 2 Trip(s). The light will stay on until the cause is repaired. A bad EGR valve is only on possible cause.

Hope this helps,

Dave

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