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Old 05-11-2009, 10:17 AM
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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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Old 05-11-2009, 10:37 AM
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EGR valve clogged...or modded.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:49 AM
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should i clean it or change it or just leave it alone
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:22 PM
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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?
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you can get the oring kit from any dealer ... i got mine for 8 bucks
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:25 PM
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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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Old 05-13-2009, 06:50 PM
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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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Old 05-13-2009, 07:02 PM
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Here ya go

Egr Valve
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:08 PM
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thank ya.....another question would it just be better to do the egr delete kit?
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