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I use seafoam though vaccume hose after that i read code p0401 what that means

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P0401: Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system - insufficient flow detected


Causes: Hose leak/blockage, basic setting not carried out (if applicable), wiring, EGR valve, EGR solenoid, ECM

better clean out hoses and valves...

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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What is the meaning of codes P0401 and P0301


the P0401 code has to do with your exhaust! Could be caused from sensor to clogged exhaust! The P0301, I believe is misfire, cylinder #1

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Check engine light code P0401 98 Ford expedition


OBD-II Trouble Code P0401 - Insufficient EGR Flow

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 EGR (DPFE). These things work together to deliver the correct amount of recirculation based on engine temperature, load, etc. The P0401 code means that OBD detected an insufficient amount of EGR. You may notice drivability problems such as pinging (a.k.a. pre-ignition knock) when the engine is under load or the vehicle is at higher speeds. There may also be other symptoms.

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

Check it and keep us updated. Hope this helps (remember to rating this free answer).

Oct 13, 2011 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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1996 Trooper (P0401 Code- GONE!!!-) BUT,,,,now I have Code- P1133 and P1153. Both are O2 sensor codes. Here is the weird thing! I tried everything in the book to try and fix the P-0401- Insufficient...


I had a similar problem with code PO401
The solution was to loosen up the throttle cable a bit.
Since the TPS value has to be at 0.0% at idle.

May 03, 2011 | 1996 Isuzu Trooper

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Small Rubber hose on top of engine has cracked and blows small squirts of oil and car lacks power because of this,


Whats the question? Replace the hose. Check all other hoses for vaccum leaks and seafoam the intake.

Jan 28, 2011 | 1998 Audi A4

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Whats does code P0401 mean ??


Hi,

P0401 means insuffient EGR flow:

EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation, which basically sends some of the exhaust back into the engine cylinder again. Your error means that there isn't enough of the exhaust gas making it back to the intake manifold.
The first thing I'd check is the tubes coming off of the EGR valve to make sure they aren't clogged or broken. Then I'd check the EGR valve itself and the throttle body. The problem is usually:
1.) Carbon buildup causing a clogging.
2.) Broken hoses.
3.) Broken Valve.

Best regards.

Oct 28, 2010 | 1996 Honda Accord

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ENGINE RUNS FINE. SERVICE LIGHT IS ON AND THE CODE NUMBER SHOWING IS PO401. WHAT IS THIS FOR SAYING?


  1. po401 refers to an insuffient flow of EGR gasses
  2. locate egr valve
  3. with engine running at idle
  4. on the underside of the valve you can access the diaphram.
  5. wearing glove if ness
  6. lift diaphram while idling
  7. does engine stall or run very rough?
  8. if not remove valve
  9. start engine
  10. you should hear a very large vaccum leak and exhaust noise
  11. if either are missing investigate cause
  12. if ok reassemble.
  13. locate DPFE sensor
  14. inspect sensor for damage
  15. inspect hose to sensor for damage
  16. replace sensor
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Aug 10, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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I have an obd11 code for my 96 mustang gt. 4.6 v8 not sure wat it means code= p0401


That code means insufficient EGR flow.The EGR valve may not be opening enough or even not at all.If you apply vaccum to the port on top of it with the engine running the engine should die, if the engine doesn`t die the valve is bad and needs replaced. If it is ok then it will need to be connected to a diagnostic computer to find the problem.Hope this helps.

Oct 27, 2009 | 1966 Ford Mustang

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Engine light on in 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan - code P0401 What does that code mean?


it is your EGR Valve. 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 EGR (DPFE). These things work together to deliver the correct amount of recirculation based on engine temperature, load, etc. The P0401 code means that OBD detected an insufficient amount of EGR.

Causes 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
LOCATION:
drivers side of the engine bay, just under the intake manifold plenum where the throttle body bolts up! If you take the air snokel off you'll see it better! It has a remote mountted vaccum solenoid with a 2 wire connector going to it that you should be able to see near the throttle body.
Follow the hose from the solenoid down to the valve and you'll find it!

hopes this helps-------lebones

Jan 06, 2009 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

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