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I have a 2002 Dodge Grand caravan...it is running rough both in idle and in drive...and has a god awful fume smell...there is no EGR Valve on it and we put new plugs and wires on it...Can anyone please tell me what MIGHT be wrong with it?

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  • Dodge Master
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If you stop by an Autozone, or similar big parts retailer, they will scan for codes free. Get it scanned and go from there, don't play the guessing game and end up replacing parts that aren't defective. Just because a friend of a friend had same problem and this is what they did, and it worked, doesn't mean you have the same problem. Many sensors etc, can sometimes cause similar symptoms.

Posted on Apr 20, 2013

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  • Melinda Apr 20, 2013

    also I didn't find out until recently that the previous owner had the catalytic converter cut off

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Apr 20, 2013

    If it was running fine previously, then have it scanned for codes. If your not sure of what they recommend once they scan it, get back to us with those codes for advice and we will guide you from there.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Apr 20, 2013

    Not sure where your located, but if you are required to have emission testing done periodically, then that converter will need to be re-installed to pass.

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SOURCE: 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan - EGR code

I replaced the EGR Valve ($80 after tax), problem solved, vanruns great now. Now my problem is that I can't get the light to turn off.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: PCV Valve on 05 Dodge Grand Caravan

3.3 and 3.8 engine pcv valves are it the rear head valve cover. they are a pain to remove

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Replacing the EGR valve on a 2004 Dodge Caravan 3.3L engine

I repair mine last summer,
It is on the exast port, left.
You have a tube attach to it, going in the Head Cover.
Easy to change. it cost me $105.00CND at the dealer

Good Luck
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Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: code p0406 dodge grand caravan 3.8 engine. Is it

P406 is a EGR code, EGR will also cause a knocking/ pinging sound when there bad. Very common problem. The position sensor inside the valve goes bad. Your going to have to replace the whole EGR valve and it can put out variety of codes from P0401 to P0406. The new valve will solve the problem and easy to replace, you can pick one up at Auto Zone and they can give you the step by step instructions to replacing the EGR with common tools. Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

SOURCE: how to install egr valve on 2006 dodge grand

You cannot clean them purchase a new one and pull the old one out of the valve cover, and disconnect the hose that runs to it. install the hose on to the new egr with a new worm clamp and push the other end into the valve cover. should take about 10 minutes.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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