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EGR Valve keeps blowing out and no power

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Make up a metal plate to go under you egr valve , and block off vacume hose to egr valve . see if that fixes problem .

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EGR valve blow-out can be caused by a clogged catalytic converter. A clogged cat. converter will cause pressure to back up in the engine. A test to perform is remove the front oxygen sensor from the exhaust to see if the engine runs better. Removing the oxygen sensor will relieve the pressure if, in fact the cat. converter is clogged. Another cause for EGR blow-out could be that the timing has jumped.The timing can be checked to diagnose this issue.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

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That would be my diagnosis as well. Have someone follow you while you're driving it. Many times a vehicle with a failing cat. converter will smell like sulfer or rotten eggs to someone driving behind them.

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