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Posts Tagged: EGR position sensor

What is an EGR valve?

What does an EGR valve do and can I delete my EGR? I often see car owners ask how to perform an EGR delete. Doing an EGR delete is a really bad idea. But in order to understand why, I first have to cover, “What is an EGR valve.” What does an EGR valve do? When the EPA first addressed air pollution, they directed their attention to the amount of unburned hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). By adjusting and monitoring air/fuel mixtures, … Read More

P0401 EGR insufficient flow – Chrysler Minivan

Fix trouble code P0401 egr insufficient flow – Chrysler Minivan Late model Chrysler Minivans are known to post P0401 egr insufficient flow codes P0401-P0408. The egr valve is like an electronic solenoid that pulls the pintel off its seat. A position sensor at the top of the valve measures how far the pintel shaft has actually moved versus how much the computer commanded it to move. It’s the position sensor that goes bad (see plunger in photo). The problem may be in the sensor, but the fix is in replacing the … Read More

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