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marta
Dec. 25, 2010, 08:05 PM
I have a 97 F250 I use mostly to haul my horse trailer. Recently the check engine has been flashing on when going uphill. Ran the codes and it's the code for EGR valve.

I've seen some info out there that replacing the sensor is not a solution bc the code is related to the carbon build up in the fuel injection system and the only way to address it is to have the system cleaned by a mechanic ($400).

The truck is running fine and shows no other symptoms so I'm hesitant to spend the $400.

Has anyone had any experience with this code? What did you end up doing?

clanter
Dec. 25, 2010, 09:00 PM
The replacement parts cost about $70...

farmgirl598
Dec. 25, 2010, 09:05 PM
Run a can of Seafoam thru the tank and see if it helps. Seafoam is FABULOUS STUFF!!!!

RLF
Dec. 25, 2010, 09:13 PM
try posting on this site. I also have a Ford and these guys are awesome!

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/index.php

katyb
Dec. 26, 2010, 09:00 AM
My husband says it is probably a vacuum leak (assuming this is a gas engine truck?). He says your mpg will likely be down, but otherwise looking at the light is probably the worst part. Good luck.

tasia
Dec. 26, 2010, 09:50 AM
The replacement parts cost about $70...

This:yes: seafoam will clean the injectors but won't solve the problem.

farmgirl598
Dec. 26, 2010, 10:00 AM
This seafoam will clean the injectors but won't solve the problem.

When I had gunked up injectors, it worked for me!

marta
Dec. 26, 2010, 10:55 AM
what parts are you referring to?

tasia
Dec. 26, 2010, 11:00 AM
EGR valve. You could also try cleaning it.

marta
Dec. 26, 2010, 11:19 AM
so run the Seafoam through it and replace the EGR valve? got it.
thanks!

farmgirl598
Dec. 26, 2010, 11:24 AM
It's worth a try! But I always try the cheapest fixes first! LOL

marta
Dec. 26, 2010, 11:53 AM
i like a cheap fix, too :) especially after spending $1700 to replace the clutch on my car last week - OUCH!