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Old 07-06-2007, 19:40   #1 (permalink)
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The Infamous Check Engine Light: EGR

Hello Fellow Ranger Lovers,
I'm hoping a few of you might be able to lend me a hand. I drive a 2000 Ford Ranger 4x4 with 91k and a check engine light that refuses to go off. Had it hooked up the other day and the code read EGR. I'm looking to replace it myself if possible so I'm looking for helpful websites that will give me some how to's or some helpful suggestions. I'm trying to avoid buying a chilton's although I have a feeling I may have to resort to it...

Any help would be greatly appreciated...I have to get it emissions tested by the end of this month....

Also, it's running a bit rough these days. Any suggestions for a smoother ride?
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Old 07-06-2007, 19:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The Infamous Check Engine Light: EGR

The EGR Valve itself is not likely to fail. I would first try the DPFE sensor. They are notorious for going out on the Rangers. Also try removing the EGR Valve and cleaning it. Hope that helps!
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Old 07-07-2007, 18:55   #3 (permalink)
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Re: The Infamous Check Engine Light: EGR

I agree. It is not the EGR, but the DPFE sensor. Also check th rubber tubes that go to it.
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I gotta hand it to you Mr. Mullet. I changed my DPFE sensor 3 days ago as you suggested for a bank one and two lean code and so far light hasn't came back on. Thanx a bunch!
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Old 07-10-2007, 20:38   #5 (permalink)
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Okay so I replaced the DPFE Sensor and the check engine light went off for now at least since the battery was unplugged. However, I have a very shallow idle as of earlier today. You know the kind, where its idling rough but shallow like it's about to sputter and die out and the RPM's are fluxuating slightly as it does this. It isn't a constant sputter but when it does it sounds like it's about to kill out. I cannot express my frustrations enough at this point so any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: The Infamous Check Engine Light: EGR

Check and clean the Idle Air Control Valve.....
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