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2000 ford windstar stalls at 2000 rpm some times dies i no its not the dpfe

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Good Evening, I have had a few of these on the car lot and noticed a few inherited problems that can cause what you are talking about. First thing is a coil going bad, second is those darn plenum and intake gaskets which cause a vacuum leak which causes the engine to develop a miss not only at low rpm but also at higher. I cannot say that it is your problem without coding it, but give you some insight into possibilities. Hope this helps.

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Got code p0401 for my 2000 ford winstar sel and my engine light is on can anyone help me?


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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:
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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

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