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Per Auto Zone, the EGR value needs to be replaced (check engine light is on). Where is the value located and should I try to remove it and clean it? Is there any other items suspect for replacement with the fault code for the EGR valve? Thanks, mark

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    I have a 1998 Toyota Camry that had not been driven in several months. When I finally try to start it to have it inspected the battery was DEAD. Replaced battery. Took car for state inspection and it failed. Person at inspection place asked if I had had battery replaced and how much I have driven car. Told them just replaced battery and drove car to them. They told me to drive the car for about 60 miles so it can "reset itself".

    When I left and drove car, check engine light came on! Took to Auto Zone and test results came back with a Code P0401. Auto Zone cleared the Check Engine Light. Five miles later it was back on!

    This car has over 150,000 miles on it. It runs great!

    How expensive is it to change the EGR value? I do not drive this car much at all; it sits outside. I have 15 days (8 now) to get whatever is wrong repaired. Help!

    Single Woman with no mechanic skills!!!!

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The EGR valve is located on the intake manifold, it has a single vacuum line going to it, are you sure it is the valve and not the vacuum control valve that opens and closes the EGR? You provided no year or trouble code, so hope this answer is correct.

Pull the EFI fuse for 5 minutes to clear the check engine light Per Auto Zone, the EGR - thumb_up.gif

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