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CODE PO402 EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION SYSTEM EXCESSIVE FLOW DETECTED.POSSIBLE CAUSE EGR PIPE IS CLOGGED RESTRICTED.OR EGR SOLENOID VALVE CLOGGED OR FAILED.

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Escape error code P0402

Ok here is the solution when I had the exact same problem with my 2001 Ford Escape:
Replace:

Idler air control valve
EGR vaccum sylenoid
EGR valve

I did all of this work myself (and as a girl it was not hard at all), it cost me around $170.00 for all of the parts, had it done in less than 2 hrs., erased the codes and have not had a problem since then! I hope this helps you out, cuz it sure would have helped me out when I encountered the same problem.

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follow the vaccum line from the egr valve back to the silinoid that silinoid is defective or unplugged. the egr valve is below the breater tube on the back side of the engine

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SOURCE: 1997 lincoln town car check engine light-P0402 code

did you replace the egr valve

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SOURCE: My check engine light on,i had it check at autozone

i know it sounds reduntant but now you need 2 return to autozone and have it rescaned and old codes cleared

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SOURCE: check engine light on

Check for

vacuum leaks on intake manifold,

the air tube between the air filter.

intake manifold vacuum hose.

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clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner

SEE sample picture HERE
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Also remove carbon built up behind the EGR valve and the EGR passage tube.

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Vacuum leak WILL offset the intended 14.7 to 1 air fuel ratio.

More un-metered air (leaks) will lean out the fuel mixture.

Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot.

At idle,just spray and listen for the RPM surge.

The in-rush of carb clearer will increase the RPM on the motor.

Record the problem spot(s) and address it later.

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EGR carbon built up require 2+ hours to clean from start to finish.

You will need a new EGR base gasket before your start.

Locate and remove the EGR valve after the vehicle is cool down.

Carefully record the connector and vacuum line (for older vehicle) location by drawing an easily to follow diagram.

Remove the EGR valve.

Inspect the location of the carbon built-up inside the valve and the EGR passage tube.

SOAK these areas with WD-40 spary.

You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right.

RE-SOAK the carbon and let it sit for over-night will also help.

One the last round,pass a shop vacuum of the EGR valve and the passage pipe.

Install the new EGR gasket and connectors.

Allow the vehicle to warm up outdoor to burn up any remaining WD-40.


Take it for a test drive.


Please rate my answer if it's useful to you.


Cheers,

Mustgo

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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Had a smog test done got a P0402 code.And had a very bad tune-up changed spark plugs wires filter oil change, plugs stuck, oil was black, could that be the cause of the P0402 code, exhaustive gas flow


www.yourmechanic.com/article/p0402-obd-ii-trouble-code-exhaust-gas-recirculation-flow-excessive-detected- Please go here for a detailed account of the cause. God-Bless!

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402 code emision light on


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DTC P0402 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow (EGR) Excessive Detected

EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. It is part of the vehicle emmissions system, and is used to reduce combustion temperature and pressure to control Oxides of Nitrogen. There are generally three parts to the EGR system: the EGR valve, an actuator solenoid, and a differential pressure sensor (DPF). These things work together to deliver the correct amount of recirculation based on engine temperature, load, etc. The P0402 code means that OBD detected an excessive amount of EGR.


Symptoms

You may notice drivability problems such as the engine may surge off idle. There may also be other symptoms.


Causes

A code P0402 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

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

Possible Solutions

With a P0402, it is common for people to replace the EGR valve, only to have the problem return. The most likely solution is to replace the DPFE sensor.

  • Check the voltage at the DPFE sensor both at idle and when the EGR is open
  • Replace the DPFE sensor


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Grand carvan gives p402 code


This is not a cut and dry fault code. This means that more than one thing wrong can set the code in the computers memory. Here is the low down on the P0402 fault code. This is from the OBD2 fault code diagnostic book.

P0402 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive Detected
Symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Possible engine hesitation
Possible causes - EGR solenoid valve harness is open or shorted
- EGR solenoid valve circuit poor electrical connection
- EGR volume control valve stuck closed
- Dead (Weak) battery
- Faulty EGR temperature sensor and circuit
- Faulty EGR Valve
- EGR passage clogged
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My 2006 escape 3.0 idles rough but seems to run smooth down the road.engine light is on and shows code po402 excessive egr flow. engine starts fine when cold, but cranks for about 10 seconds unless you...


P0402 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive Detected A code P0402 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
  • The DPFE (differential pressure) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
  • There is a blockage in the EGR (most likely carbon buildup)
  • The EGR valve is faulty
  • The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vacuum
  • Solutions
  • With a P0402, it is common for people to replace the EGR valve, only to have the problem return. The most likely solution is to replace the DPFE sensor.
    • Check the voltage at the DPFE sensor both at idle and when the EGR is open
    • Replace the DPFE sensor

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Service engine code P0402 for Ford Mustang


P0402 OBD-II Trouble Code - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow (EGR) Excessive Detected

What does that mean?
EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. It is part of the vehicle emmissions system, and is used to reduce combustion temperature and pressure to control Oxides of Nitrogen. There are generally three parts to the EGR system: the EGR valve, an actuator solenoid, and a differential pressure sensor (DPF). These things work together to deliver the correct amount of recirculation based on engine temperature, load, etc. The P0402 code means that OBD detected an excessive amount of EGR.

Symptoms
You may notice drivability problems such as the engine may surge off idle. There may also be other symptoms.

Causes
A code P0402 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
* The DPFE (differential pressure) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
* There is a blockage in the EGR (most likely carbon buildup)
* The EGR valve is faulty
* The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum

Possible Solutions
With a P0402, it is common for people to replace the EGR valve, only to have the problem return. The most likely solution is to replace the DPFE sensor.
* Check the voltage at the DPFE sensor both at idle and when the EGR is open
* Replace the DPFE sensor

Hope helps (remember rated and comment this).

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P0402 egr Flow Excessive at Idle.

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