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Egr valve what does this do and will this cause engine knock

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It recirculates exhaust gas back into the motor... unlikly that it would generate engine knock

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Starts the car and it was sounding like a knocking sound and now its jus sounding like a eeerrrrrrrrrrrrrring sound and the gears wont shift.........1999 chevy monte carlo


egr valve causes rough idling and stalling problems.check engine oil level could have low oil pressure.have vechicle code scan could have bad knock sensor.

Jul 31, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Have 1999 nissan maxima code #po325 an code#po400 ?dont know what is wrong with car, check engine light on?need help please


Technical Description

Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction
What does that mean?

A knock sensor tells the engine computer when one or more of your engine's cylinders are "knocking", that is, exploding the air/fuel mixture in a way that delivers less power and can be damaging to the engine if prolonged. The computer uses this information to tune the engine so that it doesn't knock. If your knock sensor wasn't operating properly, so that it was always indicating a knock, the engine computer's response may have been to change the ignition timing on your engine. Knock sensors generally bolt into or thread into the engine block. This P0325 code may show up intermittently or the Service Engine light may be lit constantly. Other knock sensor related DTC codes include P0330.
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You may notice drivability problems including a lack of power and perhaps some hesitation. There may also be other symptoms.
Causes

A code P0325 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

Possible Solutions
  • Check the resistance of the knock sensor (compare it to factory specs)
  • Check for broken/frayed wires leading to the sensor
  • Replace the knock sensor

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P0400 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction OBD-II Trouble Code Technical Description

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

Dec 06, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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Toyota 4runner 1994 engine codes 12,52,71 what are these


Code 12 Engine revolution signal missing
Code 52 Knock sensor fault
Code 71 EGR system malfunction

May 04, 2011 | Toyota 4Runner Cars & Trucks

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How to clean/check the egr valve


When the EGR VALVE is clogged or malfunctioning, it can cause irregularities in engine performance such as rough idling or valve knock, indicating that the EGR valve should be inspected.
The EGR valve works by routing a small amount of exhaust back into the combustion chamber. When the temperature in the combustion chamber is too high, nitrogen oxides are produced, which combine with elements in the atmosphere to form smog. Introducing a small amount of exhaust into the system reduces the temperature in the combustion chamber, reducing the amount of nitrogen oxides produced.

Many EGR valves are mechanical, and simply have a small valve which opens to allow exhaust into the combustion chamber and closes when it is not necessary, and to keep the air mixture optimal for combustion. Some mechanical versions will not open until there is sufficient back pressure, ensuring that the valve will not be open when the engine is idle or warming up and needs a higher concentration of oxigen for combustion. Electronic EGR valves are also available, and use electronics to regulate the valve.

If the EGR valve is stuck open, it will essentially cause a vacuum leak, leading to inefficient combustion, rough idling, hesitation, and sometimes stalling in extreme cases. This is because the car cannot combust on carbon dioxide from the tailpipe — it needs atmospheric oxygen. If the combustion chamber is flooded with exhaust from an open EGR valve, it will not function properly. To check and see if the EGR valve is stuck open, have someone idle a parked vehicle with the brake on while you examine the plunger shaft to see if it is stuck open.
If the EGR valve is stuck closed, emissions of nitrogen oxides will rise, and the car may start to knock. Spark knock happens when the fuel mixture in the combustion chamber ignites before it has been reached by the explosion in the cylinder, resulting in a disruption of the engine timing. In this instance, the engine should be warmed up and revved to see if the EGR valve will move.

In both cases, simple repairs are possible. The EGR valve can be clogged, and a simple cleaning of a mechanical EGR valve may solve the problem. In the case of an electrically controlled EGR valve or a more complex mechanical problem, replacement of the valve may be needed. The EGR valve is an expensive motor vehicle component, and care should be taken to ensure that it needs to be replaced rather than repaired. A reputable mechanic should advise you appropriately.

Failure to repair or replace the EGR valve will not lead to a life threatening condition, although it will reduce the life of your car and increase the potential emissions. Especially in areas which require smog testing, an automobile with a malfunctioning EGR valve may not pass

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Mar 18, 2010 | 2007 Mitsubishi Galant SE Sedan

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Can egr cause the car not to start


It could cause it not to start if it's stuck open.

If the EGR valve is stuck open, it will essentially cause a vacuum leak, leading to inefficient combustion, rough idling, hesitation, and sometimes stalling in extreme cases. This is because the car cannot combust on carbon dioxide from the tailpipe — it needs atmospheric oxygen. If the combustion chamber is flooded with exhaust from an open EGR valve, it will not function properly. To check and see if the EGR valve is stuck open, have someone idle a parked vehicle with the brake on while you examine the plunger shaft to see if it is stuck open
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If the EGR valve is stuck closed, emissions of nitrogen oxides will rise, and the car may start to knock. Spark knock happens when the fuel mixture in the combustion chamber ignites before it has been reached by the explosion in the cylinder, resulting in a disruption of the engine timing. In this instance, the engine should be warmed up and revved to see if the EGR valve will move.

Jan 15, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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Code p0406 dodge grand caravan 3.8 engine. Is it the EGR valve or the O2 sensor?


P406 is a EGR code, EGR will also cause a knocking/ pinging sound when there bad. Very common problem. The position sensor inside the valve goes bad. Your going to have to replace the whole EGR valve and it can put out variety of codes from P0401 to P0406. The new valve will solve the problem and easy to replace, you can pick one up at Auto Zone and they can give you the step by step instructions to replacing the EGR with common tools. Good luck and hope this helps.

Jul 06, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Caravan

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Engine code 43 lights up engine has spark knock repaced esc module knock sensor tuned it up it runs rich and has the spark knock isssue


code 43 throttle position sensor out of adjustment.not working.if you replace knock sensor and it still spark knocking.make sure the wire connector is not broken.go to higher octane gas .make sure engine timing is correct. also make egr valve is opening when it suppose to it will cause detonation.you will need a scanner to check tps and egr valve.

Jun 17, 2009 | 1992 Chevrolet K1500

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1998 chevy pickup V8 130.000 miles running very rich. Done a complete tune up. plugs, wires cap, rotor, and relplaced one o2 sensor still running very rich. what would happen if the EGR valve is bad?


The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve is an important part of the exhaust circulation system of a vehicle. EGR valves have been in use in the United States since the 1960s, when car companies were seeking ways to increase the efficiency of vehicles while also decreasing pollution. When the EGR valve is clogged or malfunctioning, it can cause irregularities in engine performance such as rough idling or valve knock, indicating that the EGR valve should be inspected.
The EGR valve works by routing a small amount of exhaust back into the combustion chamber, where it can be reused. This is done for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that a certain temperature is required in the combustion chamber, and exhaust is much warmer than air taken in from the outside. As a result, the engine need not work as hard to heat the combustion chamber to optimal temperature. The second reason is that the use of an EGR valve helps to reduce nitrogen oxides, which will combine with elements in the atmosphere to form smog.
Many EGR valves are mechanical, and simply have a small valve which opens to allow exhaust into the combustion chamber and closes when it is not necessary, and to keep the air mixture optimal for combustion. Some mechanical versions will not open until there is sufficient back pressure, ensuring that the valve will not be open when the engine is idle or warming up and needs a higher concentration of oxygen for combustion. Electronic EGR valves are also available, and use electronics to regulate the valve.
If the EGR valve is stuck open, it will essentially cause a vacuum leak, leading to inefficient combustion, rough idling, hesitation, and sometimes stalling in extreme cases. This is because the car cannot combust on carbon dioxide from the tailpipe alone-it needs atmospheric oxygen as well. If the combustion chamber is flooded with exhaust from an open EGR valve, it will not function properly. To check and see if the EGR valve is stuck open, have someone idle a parked vehicle with the brake on while you examine the plunger shaft to see if it is stuck open.
If the EGR valve is stuck closed, emissions of nitrogen oxides will rise, and the car may start to knock. Spark knock happens when the fuel mixture in the combustion chamber ignites before it has been reached by the explosion in the cylinder, resulting in a disruption of the engine timing. In this instance, the engine should be warmed up and revved to see if the EGR valve will move.
In both cases, simple repairs are possible. The EGR valve can be clogged, and a simple cleaning of a mechanical EGR valve may solve the problem. In the case of an electrically controlled EGR valve or a more complex mechanical problem, replacement of the valve may be needed. The EGR valve is an expensive motor vehicle component, and care should be taken to ensure that it needs to be replaced rather than repaired. A reputable mechanic should advise you appropriately.
Failure to repair or replace the EGR valve will not lead to a life threatening condition, although it will reduce the life of your car and increase the potential emissions. Especially in areas which require smog testing, an automobile with a malfunctioning EGR valve may not pass.


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Mar 26, 2009 | 1996 GMC Sierra

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Timing help


Have you tried to replace the IAC (idle air control) valve?

Another probable cause could be a stuck EGR solenoid. If this solenoid sticks open, it will send vaccuum to the EGR valve, which will open the EGR valve and flood the system with too much air and "snuff" the engine out. This problem only shows up at idle. The engine should run fine when driving. Please let me know if this helps.

Jul 06, 2008 | 1988 Chevrolet C1500

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EGR Flow and Knock sensor 1


Hi

The EGR valve allows a percentage of exhaust gas back into the engine during part throttle driving conditions. The exhaust gas enters the combustion process and cools the charge down slightly which lowers the emissions.

The EGR flow malfunction is usually rectified by removing the EGR valve and cleaning out the valve itself and the port(s) on the intake where it was sat, which have probably become narrowed due to all the deposits. You need to use a piece of wire to get right into the ports and clean them right out. The valve is connected to both the intake manifold and the exhaust, it is round and will have a vacuum pipe to it. It will either be mounted directly on the intake manifold, or linked to it via a hose, probably metal, and it will be linked to the exhaust via a hose, probably metal.

The knock sensor listens for engine knock, usually caused by incomplete combustion or over advanced ignition timing, and retards the ignition timing to counteract the knock.

You very highly likely have a faulty sensor, but check the wiring first. To suss the problem properly you would need to have alive scan carried out.

Knock sensors are usually located under the intake manifold on these cars and are a complete pain to get to. You'll probably need a universal joint type of affair to get it off. They held on with one bolt.

Very best regards

Geordie

Jun 13, 2008 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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