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Lack of power in accelleration

Recently replaced an EGR on a 20005 Dodge GC SXT due to two ODB error codes coupled with an engine underperforming. The EGR replacement helped but, I am still having difficulty getting power at the top end of 2nd Gear, Climbing hills, and when needing to pass while at highway speed. There are no ODB faults reported. I read here that the Catalytic might need to be replaced, which is on its way. Any other ideas?

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Also check the vacuum system. I had a broken vacuum rubber piece at the top of the intake manifold on my 2.4 EDZ engine in my Chrysler Gr. Voyager . It caused low engine performance and unsteady idling.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

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    i would try something cheaper first lile plugs or coil i had similar problem i thought same problem it was ceramic on plug cracked

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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.

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SOURCE: Code P0404 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Control Circuit. How Do I g?

it is probably not the egr it self it is the control module plugged in to it. unless it is one which the module is built in to the egr valve. check with your auto parts supply and see if the module and egr valve can be ordered separate. I believe they are separate on a chrysler product. Mike

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge Caravan running rough at idle and lack of acceleration

Here are a few things to check that aren't that exspencive to do. check you'r o2 scener and the map scencer.try tapping on the cadiletice convertor to see if can hear any rattling if there is any rattliling the cadiletice converter could be clogged and will need to be replaced.You can also have the emission control module tested to see if it working properly.

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SOURCE: replace egr sensor, error code p0406

I have fixed the problem foe now.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: getting the error code P0442 with a ODB2 on 2004 Caravan

Code 442 indicates a vapor leak in the EVAP control system. Fuel vapors are routed through hoses to the EVAP charcoal canister, then via purge control valve, are rerouted through intake when engine running. Bad gas cap seal is the usual culprit, which you can try cleaning the seal & filler neck where it screws in, then erase codes & try again & see if it comes back, or may require new gas cap. Other areas to look is at hoses running to & from canister & purge valve for any crack that may be a source of leak.

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Follow the hose from the solenoid down to the valve and you'll find it!

hopes this helps-------lebones

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