EGR valve?

Tiny
CAKINS
  • MEMBER
  • 2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • 167,000 MILES
The engine light came on in my daughters car. We put it on the computer and it was the EGR solenoid. We replaced that and the EGR valve. The car would crank and run fine until it warmed up. When it gets warm, it dies and will turn over but not crank. We plugged off the vacuum on the valve and the car ran just fine for about 6 months. Now it is doing the same thing. Is there anything else we can try?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Monday, January 7th, 2013 AT 3:23 PM

7 Replies

Tiny
HMAC300
  • EXPERT
Scan for codes and check fule presure first. It may be something entirely different
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Monday, January 7th, 2013 AT 3:28 PM
Tiny
CAKINS
  • MEMBER
It is not showing any codes. The fuel pressure is fine.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 7th, 2013 AT 3:57 PM
Tiny
HMAC300
  • EXPERT
Fuel pressure must be 38 psi minimum wvacuum and 47-50 wthout. If no codes check cam and crank sensors for resistance if fp is up to specs.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 7th, 2013 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
GERALDINE RUSSELL
  • MEMBER
I read something about the egr solenoid had to be purged. Whats that, should we do that. If so how?Gerri again
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
No that does not need to be done what code are you having? This guide will help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run down this guide and report back.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Monday, February 18th, 2019 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
GERALDINE RUSSELL
  • MEMBER
The car cranked today very 1st try, temp outside almost freezing. Before we replaced the egr valve, same thing cold weather it starts would cold have any effect on the compression?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Yes the engine can be frozen do you have a block heater? The engine cranks but does not run?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 AT 10:34 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links