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So what is the problem. I've never has a EGR valve bad on these cars. Do you have trouble codes? what is the complaint?

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Skipping upon accelaration 1399,1456 and 401 codes showed up


oh yes i know its you EGR valve (Exhaust Gas Recalculation)

A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened: The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced There is a blockage in the EGR (tube), most likely carbon buildup The EGR valve is faulty The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum Possible Solutions In fixing this code, it is quite common for people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. The EGR valve is not always the culprit. Use a vacuum pump and pull the EGR valve open while monitoring engine RPM's & DPFE voltage. There should be a noticable difference in RPM's with the EGR open Clean out the EGR valve and/or tubing to remove deposits Check the voltage at the DPFE, compare to specified values (refer to a repair manual for your specific model) Replace the DPFE sensor (with a good quality / OEM one) Replace the EGR valve Related EGR Articles: P0400 - P0402 - P0403 - EGR System Explained

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Oct 02, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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How much to fix the P0401 egr problem in a 2001 mitsubishi mirage LS with over 100k miles on it?


A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
- The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
- There is a blockage in the EGR (tube), most likely carbon buildup
- The EGR valve is faulty
- The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum

Possible Solutions: In fixing this code, it is quite common for people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. The EGR valve is not always the culprit.
- Use a vacuum pump and pull the EGR valve open while monitoring engine RPM's & DPFE voltage. There should be a noticable difference in RPM's with the EGR open
- Clean out the EGR valve and/or tubing to remove deposits
- Check the voltage at the DPFE, compare to specified values (refer to a repair manual for your specific model)
- Replace the DPFE sensor (with a good quality / OEM one)
- Replace the EGR valve


Keep us updated.

Apr 14, 2011 | 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage

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I have a code P0401. What is this and how can I fix it?


P0401 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected

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

Mar 20, 2011 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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1997 volvo 960, check engine light on with P0401. These motronic 4.4 do not have EGR, p0401 mean insufficient EGR flow. How do you fix this if there is no EGR?


A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
* The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
* There is a blockage in the EGR (tube), most likely carbon buildup
* The EGR valve is faulty
* The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum

In fixing this code, it is quite common for people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. The EGR valve is not always the culprit.
* Use a vacuum pump and pull the EGR valve open while monitoring engine RPM's & DPFE voltage. There should be a noticable difference in RPM's with the EGR open
* Clean out the EGR valve and/or tubing to remove deposits
* Check the voltage at the DPFE, compare to specified values (refer to a repair manual for your specific model)
* Replace the DPFE sensor (with a good quality / OEM one)
* Replace the EGR valve

Check it and send us your advance.

Mar 02, 2011 | 1997 Volvo 960

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Ford Explorer : How to Troubleshoot the EGR P0401 Trouble Code


P0401 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected

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
- Faulty EGR valve

Possible Solutions:
- Clean EGR Valve
- Replace EGR Valve
- Repair EGR harness or connector
- Replace EGR volume control solenoid valve
- Replace EGR volume control valve

Jan 24, 2011 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

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PO402 trouble code....how is this repaired


Exhaust gas recirculation flow excessive. First things to check is your vacuum hoses to egr position sensor (Dpfe sensor) Egr solenoid & egr valve. If they are off, melted or sucked in they need to be replaced. Usually a specific code will be set for that but not always. Of the three the dpfe sensor also known as egr position sensor is the most common & easiest to replace. Next in order is the egr solenoid. Lastly if it comes to changing egr valve make sure to clean all carbon build up in cavity that egr mounts to. They commonly plug up.

Sep 24, 2010 | 2002 Ford Explorer Sport

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How to fix code 401 on 2001 eclipse


A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

•The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
•There is a blockage in the EGR (tube), most likely carbon buildup
•The EGR valve is faulty
•The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vacuum

In fixing this code, it is quite common for people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. The EGR valve is not always the culprit.

•Use a vacuum pump and pull the EGR valve open while monitoring engine RPM's & DPFE voltage. There should be a noticeable difference in RPM's with the EGR open
•Clean out the EGR valve and/or tubing to remove deposits
•Check the voltage at the DPFE, compare to specified values (refer to a repair manual for your specific model)
•Replace the DPFE sensor (with a good quality / OEM one)
•Replace the EGR valve

Mar 31, 2010 | 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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I have a check engine for a 1995 Toyota Corolla- diagnostic code 71...What is it and also what parts do I need? Thanks


EGR system malfunction. Check EGR circuit/switches. Check/replace EGR vacuum hoses. Check/replace EGR Vacuum Modulator. Remove and clean EGR valve. Test EGR valve by applying vacuum to open. If necessary, replace.

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I need to replace the egr valve on my 2005 equinox


The kit that is needed to fix the problem is part number 89018176 (EGR replacement kit). If the EGR valve is the updated, remanufactured Siemans version than to just replace the EGR pipe will require part # 12602507. To replace the original EGR pipe that came factory installed on your vehicle (designed & manufactured by Delphi) had a major falw and is no longer available ANYWHERE! Trust me I have looked! Once the EGR replacement kit is in place have to vehicle computer reprogrammed by a dealer and you should be good to go!Good luck!

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How do you replace egr valve in a 2005 dodge caravan


REMOVAL - 2.4L The EGR valve and Electrical EGR Transducer are serviced as an assembly.
  1. Disconnect vacuum tube from electric EGR transducer. Inspect vacuum tube for damage.
  2. Remove electrical connector from solenoid.
  3. Remove EGR tube bolts from EGR valve.
  4. Remove EGR valve from cylinder head adaptor.
  5. Clean gasket surface and discard old gasket. Check for any signs of leakage or cracked surfaces. Repair or replace as necessary

INSTALLATION - 2.4L The EGR valve and Electrical EGR Transducer are serviced as an assembly.
  1. Assemble EGR valve with new gasket onto the cylinder head adaptor.
  2. Loose assemble the bolts from EGR valve to EGR tube.
  3. Loose assemble the bolts from EGR valve to cylinder head.
  4. Tighten bolts from EGR valve to cylinder head to 22.8 N·m (200 ±25 in. lbs.) torque.
  5. Tighten bolts from EGR valve to EGR tube to 11.9 N·m (105 ±20 in. lbs.) torque.
  6. Reconnect vacuum hose and electrical connector to electrical EGR transducer.

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