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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    2005 Caravan. 70K miles. Engine light came on. Code says ERG Flow Sensor.

  • bigfuchs44 Dec 14, 2008

    2005 Dodge Magnum SE EGR position sensor. 80000 miles. As far as I can tell it just needs new EGR valve. I believe these sensors are actually part of the EGR valve itself due to the fact that you cant buy the sensors by themselves at any auto parts store.

  • hondaronn Jan 14, 2009

    The mechanic says it is in need of replacement. I have found a couple of sites that give a "how to, but I need to know what I am looking for.



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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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What is code 0401 insufficient flow to EGR valve


A code P0401 likely means one ormore 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
PossibleSolutionsTo fix this code, it is quite commonfor people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. TheEGR 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 07, 2012 | 1994 Ford Taurus

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Erg flow insufficient


  • 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
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
The EGR valve is located in the engine compartment. Its should look this

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Feb 07, 2012 | 2000 Mercury Sable

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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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Just replaced EGR hose & valve copver gaskets on 2002 Ford Escape 4WD. Did test drive, runs really rough & almost stops & cuts off. Any ideas?


OK, if you replaced the EGR hose, did you go all the way to change the EGR Valve? A stuck open EGR Valve can cause a rough idle and almost make it cut off.
Also, a vacuum leak on the EGR valve can cause a rough idle.

prev.gif next.gif Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Removal & Installation 2.0L Zetec Engine NOTE: When the EGR tube is disconnected from the EGR valve, it must be discarded and a new EGR tube must be installed. The aluminum threads on the EGR valve must be inspected, and a new EGR valve installed if the threads are damaged.
To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove and discard the exhaust manifold-to-EGR tube. Use the following as a guide:
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle
  4. Remove the splash shield
  5. Disconnect the EGR tube fitting
  6. Lower the vehicle
  7. Remove the air cleaner outlet pipe
  8. Disconnect the EGR tube from the EGR valve.
  9. Detach the vacuum line and remove the two retainer bolts.
NOTE: The EGR valve sealing surfaces are soft metals and easily damaged.
To Install:
  1. Installation is a reverse of the removal process. Carefully clean all sealing surfaces and install a new EGR valve gasket.
  2. Install a new EGR valve tube.
Detach the vacuum line (#1) and unbolt the EGR valve - 2.0L 02-04_escape_emissions_022.gif

3.0L (4v) Engine To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the vacuum line.
  2. Disconnect the EGR tube.
  3. Remove the EGR valve and discard the gasket.
NOTE: The EGR valve sealing surfaces are soft metals and easily damaged.
To Install:
  1. Installation is a reverse of the removal process. Carefully clean all sealing surfaces and install a new EGR valve gasket.
Detach the vacuum line (#1), unthread the EGR tube (#2) and remove the EGR valve bolts (#3) - 3.0L (4V) 02-04_escape_emissions_023.gif

Aug 02, 2010 | 2002 Ford Escape

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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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How do I locate and replace EGR valve?


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REMOVAL PROCEDURE
1. Turn OFF the ignition. 2. Disconnect the EGR valve electrical connector 3. Remove the bolt retaining the pipe assembly from the EGR valve and carefully pull the pipe assembly back. 4. Remove the EGR valve retaining bolts. 5. Remove EGR valve assembly. 6. Remove the gasket. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
1.
Install the EGR Valve with a new gasket to the intake manifold. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
2. Install the bolts through the EGR valve. Tighten Tighten the bolts to 30 N.m (22 lb ft) 3. Connect the pipe assembly to the EGR valve. 4. Install the bolt. Tighten Tighten the bolts to 30 N.m (22 lb ft) . Connect the EGR valve electrical connector.

Jan 30, 2010 | 2001 Buick Regal

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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.

Aug 03, 2008 | 2007 Dodge Caravan SXT Minivan New Cars

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