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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
P00A0 is a factory readable only code (i.e. only ford dealers have the computer to read it)
the P0400 is a generic E.G.R. flow restriction code. so yes a dvom (multimeter) and a vacuum pump to diagnose it correctly, also check for loose wires as ford harness connectors are known to fail alot due to crappy phenolic content in the plastic and heat combined they can warp and / or corrode the contacts
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
-after you change the part you have to reset/clear the code
-this can be done by either:
(1) using the OBD2 code reader that Autozone used OR since option 2 (below) is very quick
(2) disconnecting the battery for about 30 seconds (this will delete all codes/radio presets/etc) but it will also clear the 'check engine' code
-this is what I do AFTER i write down my radio station presets :)
-hopefully the new EGR valve resolves your issue after you CLEAR the code
...but that code just means a an insufficient amount of Exhaust Gas recirculation (pressure difference) used to keep the emissions in check
-if it comes back, then there are a few other fixes to try also
-let me know if you need further assistance
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Posted on Nov 03, 2008
It is located on the right front valve cover area. It will be either black or silver and have a 3 wire connector with wire colors BN/WH,GY/RD,BN/LG. It will have 2 rubber hoses going from it and connecting to two metal tubes which run to the exhaust.
Now what sets the the P1405 is.
While driving, the EGR monitor commands the EGR valve closed and checks the differential pressure across the EGR orifice. The test fails when the signal from the DPF EGR sensor indicates EGR flow is in the negative direction. Make sure both of the hoses are hooked up and not damaged.
P0401 sets when:
The EGR system is monitored during steady state driving conditions while the EGR is commanded on. The test fails when the signal from the DPF EGR sensor indicates that EGR flow is less than the desired minimum.
So the DPFE could be causing both codes.
I would also recommend that you take a hand vacuum pump and pump vacuum on the EGR while engine is running and make sure you have a drop in RPM so you know that the EGR ports are not stopped up,they are bad about this too.
As far as the rattling converters this could possibly have an effect because it does use exhaust back-pressure along with vacuum to help open the EGR but if the exhaust is still basically stock this probably won't have enough effect on the back pressure to cause this unless they have stopped up and have so much back pressure it is blowing the hoses off of the DPFE or getting so hot it melts them. You can check this with a vacuum/pressure gage, just hook it into one of the hoses from the DPFE and you should have 1 PSI at idle and 3 to 4 PSI at wide open throttle. Anything more would be a restriction.
If all of this is ok then replace the DPFE.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
I had the same code/symptoms a few weeks ago. Dealer did a nice job checking through all the details. Replaced the egr too, but no improvement. Finally found one cylinder not firing correctly (not the same pressure as the other cylinders.) Dealer did a value clean/adjustment, for about $250, and the problem has been gone for about a month now. We are also getting about 15% better mileage.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
When you replaced the EGR valve did you check the EGR passage to make sure it wasn't clogged. Since exhaust gasses flow through the EGR passage carbon builds up on the walls restricting flow which can eventually lead to the code p0401 Insufficient EGR flow.
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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