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ok as you all know i bought a new truck while i was on vacation in nc......just last week well anyway i drove it 200 miles around there and then about 200 miles on the way home i turned it off at bk so the people could hear me and when i started it back up.....the stupid check engine light came on.......and guess what its a p0401 which is something to do with insuficiant flow for the egr......what do i need to do? i cleared it today at work and it hasent come back on yet......but i really dont want problems lol so i need to fix it b4 something else breaks

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EGR valve clogged...or modded.


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should i clean it or change it or just leave it alone

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ok i cleared the engine light the other day and drove it for another 200 miles and it come back on.......should i replace the egr valve or clean it? where can i get the gasket and o-rings for the valve?

1996 ford f-250 7.3 powerstroke, 4x4, auto, sc lb, 140,000, FPR shim mod, straight pipe to a 6" stack
1993 chevy k1500 suburban 6.5 turbo diesel and nv4500 5 spd.....workin out the details
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p0401 doesnt mean the egr is clogged alot of the time , does this truck first off have a aftermarket air filter in it , if so that can cause it , if not then , pull the valve and look, 99 out of 100 times if it is a egr valve itself or is clogged the codes will be p0404 or p1335

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no the air box is stock.....should i try cleaning the egr.....and this sounds dumb but where is it? now remeber im new lol

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1993 chevy k1500 suburban 6.5 turbo diesel and nv4500 5 spd.....workin out the details
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thank ya.....another question would it just be better to do the egr delete kit?

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