Check Engine Light continues to come back on

Tiny
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1996 Chevy Corvette with 70k miles and Auto trans. LT1 motor. The check engine light came on and posted P0401 code. Heres whats been do so far: New EGR, New MAP, all the vac lines are clear, removed the intake, heads and all have been tank washed, cleaned, valves redone, oil pan dropped cleaned all new gaskets on top end, exhaust and oil pan. Also replaed the return tubes from exhaust manifold to intake. Cats are fine and back pressure tested fine. I have done everything I can think of that would clear this code. The motor was tank washed because there was some sludge in the top end which I thought was contributing to the problem also it need to be cleaned. I had pass emmissions via the computer 3 or 4 times, went to get the car tested and passed at the emmissions center. On the way home the light came back on pointing to P0401. Could it be the computer (ECM), MAF, another sensor although nothing else comes up on the diagnostics other than P0401. I'm lost. Not a leak and runs very strong. No noise or anything. Why am I still getting insufficent flow?
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 AT 5:48 PM

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Tiny
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No such code as p0401 for a 96 vette. Are you sure it's not a p0410? This would be an AIR system fault.
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Friday, December 14th, 2007 AT 9:54 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your feedback. But what I can see from GM, on the OBDII system there is a code for P0401 under the EGR P0400 section. It's EGR Flow Insufficient which it's not getting enough exhaust flow back to the EGR valve. The EGR valve is a negative pressure valve which operates on back pressure from exhaust along with a solenoid. I have changed the EGR valve from an AC delco to an after market since I received two bad EGR valves from ac delco already. So far it's passed. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 AT 7:59 PM
Tiny
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I am checking info on GM service repair info site and cannot find this code.I need as much info as possible(VIN, code scanner you are using, where you are finding the code information) so that I can resolve this issue with GM. Thanks!
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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 12:39 PM

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