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2000 Chevy Tracker P0400 EGR valve?

My 2000 Chevy Tracker just started posting the P0400 "EGR Valve Malfunction" code today. Lowest price I can find for the valve is $360 and that's gonna hurt. Do I need to replace the valve or is there another way I could solve the problem without replacement? Also, is there anything other than the valve itself that could cause this code to come up?

I'd like to save money by doing it myself. I would appreciate any feedback on this problem.

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SOURCE: code p0400 keeps coming up after changing the egr valve and sol.

You need to check the passages from the egr valve to the intake to see if there is excessive carbon buildup thereby blocking the passage to the intake. The principle is that when the test for the code runs it is to determine if the egr system is operating correctly. It opens the egr valve to lean out the fuel mixture an so determine if the system is operating correctly. If the code is for electrical operation of the valve it will be an electrical issue

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I got the code p0400 1.

first take the egr valve off then get some carb cleaner spray it into the egr valve ports let sit 30-60min then take a small flat head clean any carbon left over in it. then check the vaccume lines to it they to might be plugged you can take a small wire or push pin and stick it in the ports to unplug it.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: how to replace EGR valve on 99 Chevy Tracker

That sounds like a lot. The part should be only $50 or so. Check with some other repair shops.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: no vacuum to egr valve

there is an EGR vacuum solenoid somwhere that controls on/off vacuum to actuate the valve. i am not to sure of the location, but follow the vacuum line back from the egr until you find a device that looks like an electrical check valve for vacuum. that is a possibilty. but then again i am a ford,chrysler guy and am just giving you an answer based on my understanding of the functuality of a vacuum egr system

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace EGR valve on 99 Chevy Tracker

Take off your EGR valve and clean it out with carb cleaner also
grease tyhe little screw thing in it,,, u will c what i mean if u take it apart. carbon builds up in the chamber. it is located at the back left side of your engine and is a bit of a pain to take off. this should save u the cost except for the cleaner and labor. i had the same problem cheapest i found was 90$ on ebay.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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Usually the EGR valve problems show the fault code P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction

What does that mean?
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is vacuum controlled valve that regulates the amount of exhaust gases that re-enter the cylinders. The powertrain control module (PCM) determines how much based on engine load, temp, and other conditions. If the PCM detects that the amount of exhaust gases entering the cylinder were insufficient or non-existent, this code is set.


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No symptoms will likely be noticed by the driver other than the MIL (malfunction indicator lamp). However, non visible symptoms will be increased combustion temperature and increased Nox emissions.


Causes
A code P0400 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
* Plugged EGR passage which restricts the flow of exhaust gasses
* Faulty EGR solenoid
* Faulty EGR solenoid wiring/harness
* Vacuum lines damaged/disconnected to the EGR valve solenoid or to the EGR valve
* Faulty EGR valve


Possible Solutions
Since EGR valve designs are different, no one test will suffice:
* Using a scan tool, operate the EGR valve with the engine running. If the engine stumbles, the problem was likely intermittent wiring problem or intermittent blockage problem
* If engine doesn't stumble, operate the EGR valve manually, if possible. If engine doesn't stumble and die, the ports are likely plugged. Removal of valve and cleaning of all ports will be required
* Checking of solenoid can only usually be done with a scan tool, because most solenoids operate with a duty cycle of voltage, rather than constant voltage
* Check all vacuum lines, hoses, etc for any damage
* Visually inspect the solenoid harness and the solenoid for damage
* Replace EGR valve


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Hope this helped (remember comment and rated this).

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