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Likely to be clogged with soot from the recirculation of exhaust gases the egr valve needs to be removed to be cleaned or replaced sometimes cleaning the valve gets them to operate againbut depending on price i would replace it

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Egr PO401


Code 401 is for low EGR air flow. The EGR valve allows exhaust gas to be recirculated back thru the intake and reburned.
The problem could be the EGR valve, the sensor, or a blocked line.

Jun 29, 2013 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

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I have an 04 Kia spectra with a PO121 code. What domestic this mean


Well.... Here is a full list of the codes I can find that Kia list. Oddly it jumps from P0120 to P0122

I hope the attached will help, but you may need to talk to your dealer.


Diagnostic Codes
Kia
Without Onboard Diagnostics (OBD-II)
2 Distributor no Signal.
3 Distributor G Signal.
7 Fault on SGT Signal.
8 Mass Air Flow Sensor.
9 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor.
10 Intake Air Temperature Sensor.
12 Throttle Position Sensor.
14 Atmospheric Pressure Sensor.
15 Oxygen Sensor.
16 EGR Valve Position Sensor.
17 Feedback System.
18 Injector No. 1 open or short.
19 Injector No. 2 open or short.
20 Injector No. 3 open or short.
21 Injector No. 4 open or short.
24 Fuel Pump Relay open or short.
25 Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve.
26 Purge Control Solenoid Valve.
28 Solenoid Valve (EGR) open or short.
34 Idle Speed Control Solenoid Valve.
35 Deteriorated Injector.
36 Deteriorated Air Flow Sensor.
37 Intake System Air Leakage.
41 Variable Inertia Charging System Solenoid Valve.
46 A/C Cut Relay open or short.
48 Power Stage Group 1 Malfunction (inside ECM). Injector 1-4 Purge Solenoid Valve, EGR Solenoid Valve or Damaged Power Stage.
49 Power Stage Group 2 Malfunction (inside ECM). Idle Speed Control Valve Failure or Damaged Power Stage.
56 Idle Speed Control Valve Closing Coil open or short.
57 A/C Compressor Input Signal short.
73 Vehicle Speed Sensor open or short.
87 Malfunction Indicator Lamp short Circuit.
88 ECM Data.
99 Battery.





OBD-II

P0100 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit Malfunction.
P0101 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance problem.
P0102 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input.
P0103 Mass Air Flow or Volume Air Flow Circuit High Input.
P0107 MAP/BARO Circuit Low Input.
P0108 MAP/BARO Circuit High Input.
P0110 A/T Circuit Malfunction.
P0115 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Malfunction.
P0116 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Range/Performance Condition.
P0117 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low Input.
P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit High Input.
P0120 Throttle Position Malfunction - Circuit A.
P0122 APP/TPP Sensor Switch Low Input - Circuit A.
P0123 APP/TPP Sensor Switch High Input - Circuit A.
P0125 Insufficient Coolant Temperature for Closed Loop Fuel Control.
P0130 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0131 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0132 Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0133 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0134 Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity detected - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0135 Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 1.
P0136 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0137 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Low Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0138 Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0139 Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0140 Oxygen Sensor Circuit No Activity detected - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0141 Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction - Bank 1 Sensor 2.
P0170 Fuel Trim Malfunction - Bank 1.
P0171 System too Lean - Bank 1.
P0172 System too Rich - Bank 1.
P0261 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 1.
P0262 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 1.
P0264 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 2.
P0265 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 2.
P0267 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 3.
P0268 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 3.
P0270 Injector Circuit Low - Cyl. 4.
P0271 Injector Circuit High - Cyl. 4.
P0300 Multiple/Random Misfire detected.
P0301 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0302 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0303 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0304 Misfire detected - Cyls. 1-4.
P0325 Knock Sensor Circuit Malfunction
P0326 Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Range/Performance - Bank 1 or Single Sensor.
P0335 Crankshaft Position Sensor Malfunction - Circuit A.
P0336 Crankshaft Position Sensor Range/Performance - Circuit A.
P0340 Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0342 Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Low Input.
P0343 Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit High Input.
P0400 EGR Flow Malfunction.
P0403 EGR Circuit Malfunction.
P0404 EGR Circuit Range/Performance Malfunction.
P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency below Threshold - Bank 1.
P0422 Main Catalyst Efficiency below Threshold - Bank 1.
P0440 Evaporative Control Malfunction.
P0441 Evaporative Control System - Improper Purge.
P0442 Evaporative Control System - Small Leak detected.
P0443 Evaporative Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Malfunction.
P0446 Evaporative Vent Control Circuit Malfunction.
P0447 Evaporative Vent Control Circuit Open.
P0448 Evaporative Vent Control Circuit Short.
P0450 Evaporative System Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0452 Evaporative Control System Pressure Sensor Low Input.
P0453 Evaporative Control System Pressure Sensor High Input.
P0455 Evaporative Control System - Large Leak detected.
P0470 Exhaust Pressure Sensor Malfunction.
P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor Malfunction.
P0501 Vehicle Speed Sensor Range/Performance.
P0505 Idle Air Control System Malfunction.
P0506 Idle Air Control System Malfunction - RPM Lower than expected.
P0507 Idle Air Control System Malfunction - RPM Higher than expected.
P0510 CTP Switch Malfunction.
P0561 System Voltage Unstable.
P0562 System Voltage Low.
P0563 System Voltage High.
P0601 Internal Control Module Memory Checksum Error.
P0604 Internal Control Module RAM Error.
P0703 Torque Converter/Brake Pedal Switch Malfunction - Circuit B.
P0705 Transaxle Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input).
P0706 A/T Range Sensor Circuit Range/ Performance.
P0710 Transaxle Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0711 A/T Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance.
P0715 Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction.
P0722 Output Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal.
P0726 Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/ Performance.
P0727 Engine Speed Input Circuit - No Signal.
P0731 A/T Gear 1 Improper Ratio.
P0732 A/T Gear 2 Improper Ratio.
P0733 A/T Gear 3 Improper Ratio.
P0734 A/T Gear 4 Improper Ratio.
P0740 Torque Converter Clutch System Malfunction.
P0743 Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical.
P0750 Shift Solenoid "A" Malfunction.
P0753 Shift Solenoid "A" Electrical.
P0755 Shift Solenoid "B" Malfunction.
P0758 Shift Solenoid "B" Electrical.
P0760 Shift Solenoid "C" Malfunction.
P1000 Readiness Function Code.
P1115 Engine Coolant Temperature Signal from ECM to TCM.
P1121 Throttle Position Sensor Signal Malfunction from ECM to TCM.
P1170 Front Heated Oxygen Sensor Stuck.
P1195 EGR Pressure Sensor (1.6L) or Boost Sensor (1.8L) Open or Short.
P1196 Ignition Switch "Start" Open or Short (1.6L).
P1250 Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve Open or Short.
P1252 Pressure Regulator Control Solenoid Valve No. 2 Circuit Malfunction.
P1307 Chassis Acceleration Sensor Signal Malfunction.
P1308 Chassis Acceleration Sensor Signal Low.
P1309 Chassis Acceleration Sensor Signal High.
P1345 No SGC Signal (1.6L).
P1386 Knock Sensor Control Zero Test.
P1402 EGR Valve Position Sensor Open or Short.
P1449 Canister Drain Cut Valve Open or Short (1.8L).
P1450 Excessive Vacuum Leak.
P1455 Fuel Tank Sending Unit Open or Short (1.8L).
P1457 Purge Solenoid Valve Low System Malfunction.
P1458 A/C Compressor Control Signal Malfunction.
P1485 EGR Solenoid Valve Vacuum Open or Short.
P1486 EGR Solenoid Valve Vent Open or Short.
P1487 EGR Boost Sensor Solenoid Valve Open or Short.
P1496 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 1 (1.8L).
P1497 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 2 (1.8L).
P1498 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 3 (1.8L).
P1499 EGR Stepper Motor Malfunction - Circuit 4 (1.8L).
P1500 No Vehicle Speed Signal to TCM.
P1505 Idle Air Control Valve Opening Coil Voltage Low.
P1506 Idle Air Control Valve Opening Coil Voltage High.
P1507 Idle Air Control Valve Closing Coil Voltage Low.
P1508 Idle Air Control Valve Closing Coil Voltage High.
P1523 VICS Solenoid Valve.
P1586 A/T-M/T Codification.
P1608 PCM Malfunction.
P1611 MIL Request Circuit Voltage Low.
P1614 MIL Request Circuit Voltage High.
P1624 MIL Request Signal from TCM to ECM.
P1631 Alternator "T" Open or No Power Output (1.8L).
P1632 Battery Voltage Detection Circuit for Alternator Regulator (1.8L).
P1633 Battery Overcharge.
P1634 Alternator "B" Open (1.8L).
P1693 MIL Circuit Malfunction.
P1743 Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve Open or Short.
P1794 Battery or Circuit Failure.
P1795 4WD Switch Signal Malfunction.
P1797 P or N Range Signal or Clutch Pedal Position Switch Open or Short.

Jun 21, 2011 | 2004 Kia Spectra

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Engine light on . Replaced E.G.R. valve three times , last with a factory new part . Replaced pig-tail to E.G.R. with new factory part. First code inactacquite air flow. Code now says low pential flow


If this is a 3.4 liter V-6 the passages on the plenum clog up with carbon between the egr and the intake air passage by the throttle body. take off the valve and start the car. Is it sucking air through the passage?

Jun 06, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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My 2003 chevy impal idles very high an i found 3 codes that are p0113,p0401,p1639,can anyone help me understand whats going on


p1639 is low a/c refrig. so that's not it. p0113 is low intake air temp. which is telling the computer its -38 f. This can cause the idle to be raised. and p0401 is EGR flow test failed.
Can you post what motor this has 3.8 liter or the 3.4 liter. This is something that we need to know.

Feb 14, 2011 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

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OBDII SETS CODES P0401, P0171 & P0174 . 1998 Mercury Sable


P0401- Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Dectected
Possible causes - Harness or connectors (EGR volume control valve circuit is open or shorted.)
- EGR volume control valve stuck closed
- EGR volume control solenoid valve
- Dead (Weak) battery
- EGR passage clogged
- Exhaust gas leaks Possible solution - Clean EGR Valve
- Repair EGR harness or connector
- Replaced EGR volume control solenoid valve
- Replaced EGR volume control valve
Code P0171- Fuel Injection System Too Lean Bank 1 Possible causes - Intake air leaks
- Front Heated oxygen sensor may be faulty
- Injectors may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- Lack of fuel
- Mass air flow sensor may be faulty
- Incorrect PCV hose connection Possible solution Dirty air filter of faulty air flow sensor are common causes of the problem P0174- Fuel Injection System Too Lean Bank 2 Possible causes - Intake air leaks
- Front Heated oxygen sensor may be faulty
- Injectors may be faulty
- Exhaust gas leaks
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- Lack of fuel
- Mass air flow sensor may be faulty
- Incorrect PCV hose connection Possible solution Dirty air filter of faulty air flow sensor are common causes of the problem.

Jun 28, 2010 | 1998 Mercury Sable

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Codes P0401 and P0441 on a 1996 98 Olds


P0401--- the egr valve has insufficient air flow. Needs to be taken off and cleaned, if not replaced. The port holes might be clogged up, or the valve itself might be bad.
P0441---- The evaporative emission control purge valve has low air flow, probably do to the egr valve.
If you take off the egr valve, you will need to replace the gasket, or it won't seal right when it's put back on.

May 05, 2010 | 1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight

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Have a po405 code on a 02 impala, said its a egr


In Hopes the info BELOW will Help, And Also the Mass Air Flow Sensor is A Totaly Different Sensor (MAF) The EGR Valve Code you are asking About is More Related to the Exhaust Gas that the EGR Valve is Allowing to Flow Past Its Self. I can tell you that From My Own Experience that EGR Valves Get Dirty More than they Fail and Require a Simple Removal and Cleaning of Carbon Buildup. This is after the Procedure Below is Performed.

CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION
The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve pintle position input to ensure that the valve responds properly to commands from the PCM and to detect a fault if the pintle position sensor circuit is open or shorted. If the PCM detect an excessively low EGR Position sensor signal voltage, this diagnostic trouble code (DTC) will set.

CONDITIONS FOR RUNNING THE DTC
The system voltage is greater than 10 volts .

CONDITIONS FOR SETTING THE DTC
  • The EGR Position sensor is less than 0.14 volts at any time.
  • The condition is present for more than 20 seconds .
ACTION TAKEN WHEN THE DTC SETS
  • The control module illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on the second consecutive ignition cycle in which the diagnostic runs and fails.
  • The control module records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. The control module stores this information in the Freeze Frame/Failure Records.
  • The PCM disables the EGR valve for the ignition cycle.

Apr 08, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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Check engine light low air flow


I assume you mean EGR low flow P0401. This is ging to be a faulty EGR dpfe sensor or the ports i nthe intake are clogged behind the EGR valve.

Mar 16, 2010 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

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Ford Ranger check engine light. I had it diagnosed as an EGR Valve, replaced it and the light cam back on after about 5 miles.


They all say the EGR valve is the problem but most of the time its the mass air fow meter is at fault.So i would recomend changing that.

Dec 29, 2009 | 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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