1996 Ford Probe EGR Valve

Tiny
SNOOGINS8
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  • 1996 FORD PROBE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 193,600 MILES
My car has had an EGR flow code for over a year. We swapped out the main hose and cleaned the valve. The code number is P1402. I don't know what to do now. One part store says it's the position sensor and another says it's the flow again. The car sputters and idles so low it almost stalls out since we did it. Could it be a vacuum leak?
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Monday, June 28th, 2010 AT 9:12 PM

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Tiny
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I don't think its P1402 lets try P0402-See below

DPFE sensor

P0402 OBD-II Trouble Code
Technical DescriptionExhaust Gas Recirculation Flow (EGR) Excessive Detected

What does that mean?EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. It is part of the vehicle emmissions system, and is used to reduce combustion temperature and pressure to control Oxides of Nitrogen. There are generally three parts to the EGR system: the EGR valve, an actuator solenoid, and a differential pressure sensor (DPF). These things work together to deliver the correct amount of recirculation based on engine temperature, load, etc. The P0402 code means that OBD detected an excessive amount of EGR.

OBD-Codes. Com on FacebookSymptomsYou may notice drivability problems such as the engine may surge off idle. There may also be other symptoms.

CausesA code P0402 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:

The DPFE (differential pressure) sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced
There is a blockage in the EGR (most likely carbon buildup)
The EGR valve is faulty
The EGR valve may not be opening due to a lack of vaccuum
Possible SolutionsWith a P0402, it is common for people to replace the EGR valve, only to have the problem return. The most likely solution is to replace the DPFE sensor.

Check the voltage at the DPFE sensor both at idle and when the EGR is open
Replace the DPFE sensor
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Monday, June 28th, 2010 AT 11:27 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. Ive never heard of that. One more problem. I have no idea where its at. Ive searched the internet and nobody has any type of description. Can I have a picture or description of where its at?
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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
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Go here and learn something about the EGR system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddWzyAI9UEc&feature=related
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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 AT 3:41 AM

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