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What does an EGR Valve motor do?

The valve controlling your EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) controls the amount of nitrogen oxide emitted into the atmosphere by engines by recycling part of the exhaust gas back into the engine cylinders.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning EGR Valve motor?

A rough idle when starting your vehicle or during brief stops (i.e. low engine speeds with a warmed-up engine) can be caused when the EGR is constantly open and a continuous flow of exhaust gases goes into the intake manifold. Poor performance can be caused when the valve is open or closed. The incorrect function of the EGR valve can cause the erratic performance of your vehicle.

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How much does it cost to replace an EGR valve?

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What happens when we do an EGR Valve Replacement replacement on your car?

There are as many different processes to change an ERG Valve.

  • The mechanic will physically inspect the area around the EGR valve for leaks
  • A full diagnostic test will be carried out with monitoring of live data
  • If deemed to be faulty and once the engine has cooled, the EGR valve will be removed and replaced
  • Diagnostic checks will be run and codes cleared down
  • The vehicle will be tested

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What does an EGR Valve motor do?

The valve controlling your EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) controls the amount of nitrogen oxide emitted into the atmosphere by engines by recycling part of the exhaust gas back into the engine cylinders.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning EGR Valve motor?

A rough idle when starting your vehicle or during brief stops (i.e. low engine speeds with a warmed-up engine) can be caused when the EGR is constantly open and a continuous flow of exhaust gases goes into the intake manifold. Poor performance can be caused when the valve is open or closed. The incorrect function of the EGR valve can cause the erratic performance of your vehicle.

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How much does it cost to replace an EGR valve?

Save up to 30% on your EGR valve replacement. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we do an EGR Valve Replacement replacement on your car?

There are as many different processes to change an ERG Valve.

  • The mechanic will physically inspect the area around the EGR valve for leaks
  • A full diagnostic test will be carried out with monitoring of live data
  • If deemed to be faulty and once the engine has cooled, the EGR valve will be removed and replaced
  • Diagnostic checks will be run and codes cleared down
  • The vehicle will be tested

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How much does EGR valve replacement cost?

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A typical EGR valve replacement in the UK costs around £373.44 - £408.45. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a EGR valve replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much the EGR valve replacement should cost.

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Smart Fourtwo

1.6 litres

£475.40 £392.8917%

Volvo 265

1.6 litres

£451.24 £389.0014%

Vauxhall Velox

1.6 litres

£453.65 £381.2216%

Landrover Discovery-4

1.6 litres

£481.97 £408.4515%

Mercedes B-class

1.6 litres

£464.78 £400.6714%

Citroen Jumper

1.6 litres

£506.48 £408.4519%

Porsche 718

1.6 litres

£433.19 £373.4414%

Seat Ateca

1.6 litres

£478.47 £389.0019%

BMW 6-series-gran-coupe

1.6 litres

£473.34 £404.5615%

Renault 17

1.6 litres

£489.52 £404.5617%

Seat Ateca

1.6 litres

£478.47 £389.0019%

Porsche 718

1.6 litres

£433.19 £373.4414%

Mercedes B-class

1.6 litres

£464.78 £400.6714%

Landrover Discovery-4

1.6 litres

£481.97 £408.4515%

Vauxhall Velox

1.6 litres

£453.65 £381.2216%
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What are the symptoms of a failing EGR valve?

The typical symptoms of a failing or faulty EGR valve are black smoke from your exhaust, a drop in engine power, poor fuel economy, rough driving performance, and an unhappy sounding engine idling. Your car could start to stall regularly, and, the engine management light is likely to illuminate on your dashboard.

What is an EGR and what does it do?

EGR stands for Exhaust Gas Recirculation. The EGR valve sends some of the exhaust gasses back into the combustion system, reducing the amount of outside air it requires for combustion, and reducing the temperature. In turn, the amount of nitrogen oxides released into the atmosphere is also reduced.

By doing so, it controls harmful engine emissions, keeping your car within each country's specific regulations.

Can I drive with bad EGR?

You shouldn't take on any long-distance journeys with a faulty EGR. Your engine will likely run at the wrong combustion temperature, and you'll incur excessive soot deposits in the cylinder head and other components. It's this soot that leads to your car's poor performance and subsequent damage. Driving will exacerbate problems and promote further issues. You should have your EGR replaced before other, more expensive components start to fail.

What happens if the EGR valve is blocked?

If the EGR valve is blocked, that's when you're most likely to experience poor performance from your car. You'll notice the unstable idling and probably stalling. If the valve is blocked or stuck, the combustion temperature of the engine increases. This can cause a pinging or knocking sound in your engine.

How do I stop my EGR valve from blocking?

Using quality fuels with cleaning additives are ways to operate a healthier running engine with cleaner exhaust gasses and fewer deposits. There are cleaning services and treatments available to prevent excessive build up, which can also keep your EGR valve from blocking regularly.

How common is an EGR valve replacement?

With exhaust gases flowing through the component, it will eventually succumb to the deposits of carbon and hydrocarbons and it will ultimately seize. Replacing an EGR valve is an all too common repair.

How does an EGR valve work and what are the components?

The EGR valve is connected to the exhaust system by a metal tube. When the engine is running, the valve will be opened by the engine management system to allow the exhaust gases to travel up the tube from the exhaust system and back through into the inlet manifold, and afterwards back into the engine. The control of this valve is either driven directly by a solenoid on the EGR unit itself or via a hose to a solenoid on the vacuum circuit that is also opened by the engine management system. Some EGR units have a cooler as part of them, that is plumbed into the engine's cooling system, literally to cool the exhaust gasses before they go back through. By the exhaust gasses going back into the engine, it reduces NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) content. This is because the exhaust gas reduces the actual oxygen proportion and increases the vapour content, which in return reduces the combustion temperature peak. As more NOx is produced as the temperature rises, this method actively reduces the amount created.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning EGR Valve motor?

A rough idle when starting your vehicle or during brief stops (i.e. low engine speeds with a warmed-up engine) can be caused when the EGR is constantly open and a continuous flow of exhaust gases goes into the intake manifold. Poor performance can be caused when the valve is open or closed. The incorrect function of the EGR valve can cause the erratic performance of your vehicle.

Do petrol cars have EGR valves?

Diesel engines are a little more complicated than their petrol counterparts, so are more prone to a clogging EGR valve. However, engines of both fuel types will have an EGR valve, and either could require care and attention from time to time.

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