Check engine light is on what do I do?

Tiny
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  • 2001 SATURN SC1
  • 174,168 MILES
Replace egr valve because check engine light was on once replaced check engine light off and then appeared on after 12 miles what do I need to do?
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 6:06 AM

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Tiny
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Did you cleaned out the EGR ports thoroughly and also make sure its getting the vacuum thru the vacuum switching solenoid
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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The dealer put it in and yes they did an told me it would take between 20 and 100 miles to clear the "code" does that mean 100 miles before the check engine will turn off?
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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Is it for the same EGR code or what?
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 6:37 AM
Tiny
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Idk if it is I know they told me to drive my car a hundred miles and if nothimg changes go back and they will look at it further but is it safe to even drive? Thats why I am looking for a second oppinion
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 6:41 AM
Tiny
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If you don't have an engine performance/driveability problem you'll be fine-Good Luck or just bring it back and have them check it as promised-
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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There are 3 things needed for the egr to work. It needs exhaust gases, a good vacuum source and control from the computer.

Hopefully they checked all these for this repair.

I never give the advice of driving 100 miles for the light to reset. The tech doing the job re sets the light and does a drive cycle to verify the repair. This is what you pay for, not you having to performing anything.

It is not dangerous to drive as long as that was the only code. I would return to the shop and have them do the repair correctly and complete the job.

Roy
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 4:52 PM
Tiny
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Just to add to this that is a bunch of bull what the repair place told you to drive it a hundred miles to turn to the light. After the correct repair the light should have never came back on.I have worked on saturns over 18yrs been to tennesse to train by the factory and have never heard of this non sense. Look on the top of the egr valve its over by the intake tube with a flat connector going to it. Give me the part number thats on the top of it there is a bulletin of the wrong part number egr valves being put on and they mount up but just dont flow like they should caising the light to come back on. Take your car to a auto parts store like auto zone and have them scan your car for codes. Post the exact code numbers you have not the code description
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Saturday, October 8th, 2011 AT 5:10 PM

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