You need to check that the control solenoid has vacuum to it and works. Make
sure there is no exhaust leak in the EGR circuit, then check the sensor to make
sure it operates correctly. The code means flow is low, not replace the valve.
The code is part of a diagnostic tool, not a change part code.
Ditto what Thomas said!
Wonder what would happen if you started the car with the egr valve
disconnected from the tube to exh manifold?
If there doesnt seem to be much exhaust thru there, wonder what would happen
if you looked for a long shank wire brush of approp diameter at a hardware
store and used it to clean out the tube passage? And then started it again
with a paper towel over the end to avoid having crap blown all over you..
I just ask because I havent done it.
Thomas Moats opined in
But what do you mean ERG circuit? and how do I test Sensor/Selinod
Also. Trying to avoid the Mechnic
On Sun, 03 Oct 2004 09:59:32 GMT, email@example.com (cathr) wrote:
"Make sure there is no exhaust leak in the EGR circuit, "
The "circuit" is the path for exhaust gases into the manifold.
Just clean it as stated above, see if it makes a difference.
As to testing it... maybe there's a reference to be found by googling this
If you do not have at least some knowledge of how the sub-systems in the EGR
circuit work to make the EGR do as it is suppose to, you are on the same level
as a parts replacing rip off artist. I do not say that to push buttons or "flame
you", but I tend to call a spade a spade and never sugar coat it. But I assume
that is why you do not want to take it to a mechanic, you feel you would just be
ripped off. The only difference here is that you will not pay labor, just pay
for replacing parts that are not the cause.
the DPFE (differential pressure feedback sensor) sensor is the problem with
any EGR code on a Ford about 90% of the time. But in the long haul you will
be dollars ahead at a reputable shop if you are just throwing parts at it
without some troubleshooting.
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