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1999 honda fail inspection check engine light is on cde 401 egr valve need cleaning is their any cleaning solution that i can use to pour in gas tank to clean

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    usually egr its clean with carburator cleaner but first check if its holding vaccum

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IM NOT TO SURE IF THERE ARE ANY "TABLET" SOLUTIONS, BUT THE BEST THING TO DO WOULD BE TO TAKE OUT THE EGR VALVE, HEAT IT UP AND USING A THIN STURDY WIRE, OPEN THE CLOGS AND TAKE OUT ANY RESIDUE.

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The EGR valve helps your car more efficiently and completely burn fuel by recirculating a portion of your exhaust and running it through the combustion process again. When the EGR valve goes bad, it must be replaced.

The EGR valve, or Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve, is a vacuum controlled valve which allows a specific amount of your exhaust back into the intake manifold. This exhaust mixes with the intake air and actually cools the combustion process. Cooler is always better inside your engine. The exhaust your EGR valve recirculates also prevents the formation of Nitrogen related gases. These are referred to as NOX emissions, and are a common cause for failing emissions testing. Unfortunately, your EGR valve can get stuck, causing NOX gases to build up. You'll know if your EGR valve is stuck or malfunctioning because your car will experience symptoms like rough idle and bucking on acceleration.

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Another times, the clean is the solution...I hope help yoiu with this. Good luck, and remember rated this help.

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