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P0101 AND p0405 codes

Are these codes related in any way or do i need to replace both MAF and EGR?.

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You need to diagnose the systems that set the codes

The codes are only there so you can look up possible
causes & follow trouble charts to find some problem

Codes have nothing to do with replacing parts, until you
find a problem,component test the parts & they fail a test

Then you test the new parts & system & then road test & look
at all vehicle data again to confirm the fix

Only then do you clear the codes, if they don't go away on their own

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Symptoms: You will likely not notice any serious drivability problems, although there may be symptoms.

Possible Solutions: The simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back. Then start with the cheapest, easiest repair procedures:
* Inspect for the following conditions:
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