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P0405 coming up. Changed out EGR valve and gasket and EGR sensor. Still reading same code and idle off and dying when bring car to a stop.

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SOURCE: p0401,and p0405 codes showing,have cleaned egr

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Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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SOURCE: 1992 f250 occasionaly surges and dies when i stop at lights

there is a pressure feed back sensor going bad all the times
also check the two hoses connected to this sensor for crack or blockage
check the pipe that goes to the egr valve for crack
it won't hurt to pull the egr valve back out to check to see if there is any thing cause the valve to stay open

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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First off, EGR valves seldom fail. Yours probably had nothing wrong with it in the first place. 
DPFE sensors, OTOH, have been a problem for Ford for years. Best results have been obtained with the upgraded Ford replacement. 
Make certain the hoses to the DPFE sensor did not get reversed and are not clogged if you have the non-plug-on version. If the upstream hose is getting blown off or is over-pressurized, clogged cats could be the issue.  
Check the Vacuum line at the EGR valve for vacuum at idle and while reving the throttle. It should not have and vacuum while the vehicle is not in motion. 

It should not have any vacuum while the vehicle is not in motion. 
If it does, you'll have EGR flow at the wrong time which usually causes idle problems and low speed stumbling/misfires. EVR solenoid is either dirty or sticking open. Try popping the cap off and cleaning the filter element and the top of the valve with compressed air. 
It takes a minimum of two drive cycles in which OBDII runs the EGR test for it to turn on the MIL if there are failures.

When the code is cleared typically you have to run through a specific cycle. With Ford a normal driving can take a couple of days to a week or more. There is page that lists the cycle and you can run through it about 45 minutes
Click on the link directly:--
http://www.obdii.com/drivecycleford.html
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Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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The throttle position sensor [TPS] keeps the engine running when you stop at a light.
it is located under the breather it has a plunger that pushes out against the throttle to keep engine running.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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true back to 1987 cars. (about)
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There are several codes that can be set by the EGR system. EGR valve failures on Fords are very rare. There is usually something wrong with the EGR Control Solenoid, The EGR ports clogged up, The DPFE sensor (the sensor that monitors the EGR system) or the vacuum lines between the intake manifold and the control solenoid or between the solenoid and the valve.

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If the gasket for the EGR valve is leaking it will cause your engine to idle very high and will cause the computer to set "lean O2 sensor" codes. If this is not occuring, it is safe to assume that the EGR gasket is not a problem.

There are many things that can cause your engine to die at a stop light. Everything from a loose battery terminal to a failed computer module to a bad ignition switch, to a malfunctioning Idle Air Control (IAC) valve or an intermittent problem with a Crankshaft Position Sensor. I would recommend having it checked out by a professional if it continues to be a problem.

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This would indicate a problem with the EGR valve sensor, or the EGR valve itself is malfunctioning.

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there is a pressure feed back sensor going bad all the times
also check the two hoses connected to this sensor for crack or blockage
check the pipe that goes to the egr valve for crack
it won't hurt to pull the egr valve back out to check to see if there is any thing cause the valve to stay open

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