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EGR System .....Not Ready

Battery went dead on 1996 Dodge Caravan before I got it smogged. new battery is in and after driving 800 miles, systems check before smog say's EGR System...not ready. Can't get it smog checked with-out EGR system ready. Any solutions? I just had my '96 S-10 pick-up scanned and I had a "not ready" for the egr, oxegen, and catalist. 2 out of 3 on a '96 will pass. How would I solve these errors or at least the cheapest one. (friday the 13th!)


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  • rafollow Feb 26, 2009

    I changed the converter and downstream 02 sensor, I then bought a new EGR valve. Damn light still comes back with the p1406 code. The local garage scanned it and said I needed a new EGR. ugh Now what to do?



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Try running a tank of Supreme gas & a can of SEAFOAM in the gas tank. It might clear up your problem????? Go chance of it.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • spankie09 Feb 26, 2009

    You can run it with the light on, it will not hurt anything, My Grandma run her car for year, and still running Great. You can buy another EGR-valve, but it will run fine with fixing it.



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