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I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup with a 4.7 V8 engine. It jumps and bucks when I start to drive it warm or cold, and when I let my foot off the gas to slow to a stop you can feel it jerking too. It has 60,000 miles on it and has been doing it for about a year. Mechanic says it is not the EGR valve even though that is what the diagnotics say. They say when that valve is bad it looks burned and they said mine did not look burnt or hot. They replaced an IAC Motor the PCV valve and did what they called a fuel system tune up. Someone else said to replace the fuel filter. I haven't done that yet. It is still jerking like it was before.

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I have been doing this for 35 years and what u are describing is an EGR problem, remove the valve and use a piece of aluminum can to block the flow and reinstall valve, if problem goes away then the EGR system is malfunctioning, the code is there for a reason, which by the way u should posted or a complete and more accurate diagnosis. also replace the fuel filter and clean the idle air control valve passages by doing the following.
Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake

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