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EGR valve exhaust pipe

Having trouble finding the metal exhaust pipe that leads out from the EGR valve. Am told that it is a dealer part - some of them don't have it? Some auto parts stores offer a rubber replacement - will this work?

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  • David Harkleroad Jan 21, 2013

    Thus the confusion Peter when the parts store offered it up. Finally found one dealer with this part - am on my way to get it. Thanks for you help. Figured the salvage yard ones would have the same issue as I read that they commonly crumble when changing the EGR valve - which is what happenned.



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The dealers parts dept can order it

If you find you can not get it at all,
then you get the newest one you can find
off a veh at a salvage yard

You not thinking things thru when you talk about
replacing a hot metal exhaust pipe with a rubber
part !!

Posted on Jan 21, 2013


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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.

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Hi, Eric

Lets tackle the EGR code first. Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic EGR valve, and the code is referring to an error with the pintle position. Your first port of call is to go back to whoever read the codes out and have them reset using this procedure:-

Switch off the ignition
Disconnect the wiring plug from the EGR valve
Connect the scanner
Switch on the ignition
Clear the code using the scanner.

Now this bit is VERY important:- As soon as the scanner tells you the codes are cleared, and I mean that very SECOND, switch off the ignition IMMEDIATELY, or the code will reappear.

You can then disconnect the scanner, reconnect the EGR valve, and then turn on the ignition.

If the code comes back then remove the valve and clean it, and whilst the valve is off, you may as well take the opportunity to clean out the ports where the valve was sat.

If that fails then its a new EGR valve I'm afraid!

Now for the other code, and I'm afraid that unless you have a proper scanner which gives live data then all you can really do is check the wiring for the crank sensor and then if that checks out ok then fit another sensor and see if that clears the code.

Very best regards


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SOURCE: exhaust recircuulation flow insufficient detected-p0401.

Can you give me a code number. Also the egr ports plug in the elbow the valve is bolted to. Remove the elbow and clean the ports.

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Remove the throttle body housing on the top of the intake, it is a 90 degree tunnel like small piece held by 4 small bolts, turn it over and look for two holes, these holes are for the EGR valve flow, they are probably plugged up with carboned crud, clean them out with the tip of a screwdriver if neccessary to remove all the crud, once its clean reinstall it and reset your check engine light, hope this helps, let me know

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Disconnect electrical connector (1) from EGR solenoid (2). Remove two bolts (3) connecting EGR tube (4) to valve assembly. Remove gasket located between EGR tube flange and EGR valve assembly.

Remove two mounting bolts (2). Separate valve assembly (3) from cylinder head (1). Remove and discard metal gasket located between cylinder head and valve assembly.
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