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Service engine light comes on

Pontiac Grand AM SE 3.4L approximately 73000 miles
I check the codes with the Actron OBD II PocketScan Code Reader and it comes up P1404, the closest information I got was EGR Flow CKT Range/Perf

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This GM's definition of this code:
P1404 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Closed Position Performance
The most common reasons are either the EGR valve position sensor is defective, or the EGR valve is not fully closed due to carbon.

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