1998 Mercury Sable CODE PO401

Tiny
LINDZ
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  • 1998 MERCURY SABLE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 163,355 MILES
CAR SEEMS TO IDLE A LITTLE ROUGH. WONT PASS SMOG. IM NOT SURE IF ITS JUST THE EGR VALVE NOT OPENING ALL THE WAY? PLEASE HELP. THANK YOU.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 10:45 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Could be one of the following:
- lack of vacuum at the egr valve due to either a leak in the vacuum hose, or a defective egr solenoid.
- Carbon build up in the valve or the egr tube.
- Defective DPFE sensor or plugged DPFE rubber hoses
- Busted egr tube
- Defective egr valve, or egr gasket.
It appears that most of the time, the culprit for this problem is a bad DPFE sensor.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 11:09 AM

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