Asked by: Birte Temporal
asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th May, 2020

What does Insufficient EGR flow mean?

exhaust gas recirculation

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Similarly, you may ask, what causes insufficient EGR flow?

Possible Causes The DPFE or also known as differential pressure feedback EGR sensor needs to be completely replaced or it is faulty. There is a blockage in the EGR tube. The EGR valve is faulty. The EGR valve many not be opening due to lack of vacuum.

Likewise, what can trigger an EGR code? Causes of Code P0401

  • Clogged or restricted EGR passages due to excess carbon.
  • Faulty EGR valve.
  • EGR temperature sensor is covered with carbon.

Correspondingly, what is p0401 EGR insufficient?

OBD II code P0401 Exhaust EGR Flow Insufficient. The OBDII fault code P0401 means that the engine computer has detected that the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system flow is insufficient. The EGR system redirects a small amount of exhaust gases back into the intake.

Can you drive a car with a bad EGR valve?

A stuck EGR valve can cause the engine to ping, and that will soon destroy it. Based on the performance issues you described, it sounds like the EGR valve pintle occationally sticks in the open position. EGR typically should only takes place at low load, highway speed driving conditions.

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