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Check engine lights is on...Codes out for egr valve replacement..Is this a do it yourself job or take to a certified machanic

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Yes u can do it ur self

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Yes, 2 bolts, 1 hose, and one electrical connector, about 10 min job

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EGR solenoid valve harness is open or shorted
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Read more: http://engine-codes.com/p0401_ford.html#ixzz28fATCih2

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Engine light came on in my dodge caravan sxt 3.3L 6cyl. Code P0404. It seems to be running fine, how do I check the EGR valve myself? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


To check the egr yourself you will need a hand held vacuum pump. To perform the test start the van and let it warm-up, then remove the top vacuum hose from egr valve and attach hand vacuum pump to egr valve. Apply about 5 in-hg vacuum to the egr valve. With the engine at idle speed and vacuum applyed the engine idle speed will drop or stall. If not then the egr valve is faulty and will need to be replaced. If the engine didi change idle speed and or stalled the egr valve is good. Hope this will help you.

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Need to replace egr valve, but don't know where it is located


Your going to have lay on the engine and do the job blind, If you have a machanic's mirror that would help.
The EGR is located on the rear driver's side head. If you look at left side and to the rear of the plastic intake manifold, you will see and metal tube that makes a 90 degree turn. Just follow it to the rear of the engine and you'll find where the EGR valve.
Most guys remove the EGR tube and valve together, but you can take the Valve off on it's own. Here's the easy way but more work by taking the tube off with the EGR valve.
Remove the two 10 mm bolt that holds the EGR Valve to the head,and remove the Valve and tube together. The bolts go straight down from the top. Don't bother looking for then, your going to have to feel for them.
WHen your putting things back together, leave the the tube loose from the valve or your going to have a hard time putting the bolts back to the Valve to the head joint.
After your done putting everything back together, disconnect the battery for a few min and turn on the lights to charge down any power to clear any false codes. 
Good luck and hope this helps.

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replace the EGR switching valve and have the machanic clear the engine check light. I think it should help



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