What would cause an EGR valve to fail?
The failure of the EGR valve on the vehicle is not out of the ordinary, as this issue can arise on most modern diesel engines. The failures are usually caused by a build-up of deposits in the EGR valve over a period of time that causes them to stick.
How much does it cost to unclog a EGR valve?
The EGR valve is an important component of your car’s exhaust system that keeps toxic emissions low. Since EGR valves handle a large quantity of exhaust gas, they will clog and need to be cleaned periodically. On average, it will cost you about $100 to get a mechanic to clean your EGR valve.
Can I just disconnect EGR valve?
If you unplug it, while the truck is off, then the EGR will stay closed. If the EGR valve is clogged or completely blocked off it can longer re-burn harmful emissions in the combustion chamber.
How often does an EGR valve need to be replaced?
An average car’s EGR valve has a lifespan of approximately 10 years in service. Proper maintenance of the valve is a must if you want to avoid any performance related issues on your car. If you notice a smell of fuel that comes out from under the hood or rough idling, then it might be time to replace the valve.
What happens if I don’t replace my EGR valve?
A faulty EGR valve can cause problems with the flow and operation of the EGR system leading to performance issues including a reduction in power, reduced acceleration and decreased fuel efficiency. It can also cause vehicle emissions to increase.
What are symptoms of bad EGR?
EGR valve symptoms can vary, however, the most common symptoms of a faulty EGR valve are explored below:
- Your engine has a rough idle.
- Your car has poor performance.
- You have increased fuel consumption.
- Your car frequently stalls when idling.
- You can smell fuel.
- Your engine management light stays on.
Can I drive with bad EGR?
Can I drive with a bad EGR valve? Technically, you can drive your vehicle with a bad EGR valve, but your vehicle will run rough, shake at idle, and a check engine light will be illuminated. You might also hear popping sounds while driving down the road.