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Code p0401-exhaust gas recirculation flow insufficient detcted

The 1999 mercury mountaineer failed safety. what is the proble?

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    light comes on

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    I just got new spark plugs, egr valve, mass air flow sensor, and when getting the machine plugged in, CODES p100 cylinder 1 misfire and p0401 exhaust gas recirculation flow insufficient . What could this be?

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These vehicles as well as every other Ford vehicle has had problems with the DPFE sensors going bad. Ford had a program for this problem but was limited to time and mileage. You can contact a dealer to see if it still qualifies if not the sensor will need replacement. this is very easy to replace

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This is the code number after testing for the check engine light P0401. Also , the exhaust gas recirculation flow is insufficient.


More than likely you have a faulty EGR Valve Pressure Sensor, especially if your EGR Valve Pressure Sensor is the original metal type. The new sensor is made of plastic and doesn't corrode like the old design. This sensor is located on the Intake Manifold.

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Here is the sensor: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/2001-Mercury-Sable/EGR-Valve-Pressure-Sensor/_/N-jfkhrZ93y2i

It is also possible that the EGR Valve has a clogged port, but this is less likely.

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I have 4 codes: 1- p0401 2- p0401 Pd 3- p0403 4- p0405 what do I have to do to get rid of these codes. what are these and where are they located on a 2004 grand am Thx


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