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EGR Valve Failing 2003 Ford Escape

The EGR Valve has failed twice in the past two days... What would be the primary cause

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SOURCE: IAC control valve. Locato\ion 2002 ford escape

If it's not idling and has problems starting, it's probably the IAC motor. It's located on the throttle body. Follow the airfilter box all the way to the engine, where the rubber flex hose attaches. The throttle body should be the first aluminum part you come to. Attached to the side you'll find small little aluminum part with a small wire harness attached. Unplug it, take the IAC motor off and clean inside with carb cleaner. This should fix the problem with the idle.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Escape EGR Valve Keeps Cracking

its the cloged right cloged catalytic convertor the egr vales pressure comes from ther when the cat is cloged,it looks for another pressure eixt point which there are only 2 though the muffler if not cloged then 2nd egr im going throug a rough time with this as well,because they are charging me over a thousand to replace the cat and only 1 they said you should do both sides which will cost another thou yep thats around 2 thou this car has 3 expensive beastor cats

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 ford escape. Check engine light came

On alot of cars you must erase the code after repairs,the code is pending in the memory and can still run bad till cleared.try clearing the code

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Escape - Has blown a hole in the side of

blown a hole in side of EGR valve. what could be the cause

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SOURCE: Have a 01 Ford Ranger with code of "P0401 EGR flow

The problem is now most likely a clogged port in the Intake manifold. In the region of the Airhorn, there is a port or passage that supplies the EGR flow. You need to take off the part that the EGR is bolted to and clean any grooves and gaskets in that area. This is not as bad of a job as in the past, because the air and water systems are usually separate.

The onboard computer is not foolproof. The problem in many different brands is where the sensors are placed. The computer blames the EGR for a low flow and the sensor is downwind from the EGR. The problem is upwind of the EGR at the clogged passage feeding the EGR. The EGR can not possibly put out more than it gets. There is no sensor ahead of the EGR valve.

There are several solenoids which control the opening of the EGR. They have vacuum lines which connect to the EGR. Usually they are a different Error code when they do not work.

You can get a free scan at Autozone or Oreillys and have the info for the place that sold you the EGR. If you bought a defective EGR it may have a Warranty. Good luck on this.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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