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Old 07-12-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default P1404 Code EGR Pentel Open

Hey Guys,
I gave my '98 SL1 (130K miles) to my son for graduation and it has given him his first problem. The SES light is on and reads a P1404 code which says the EGR is stuck open. He is on a tight budget (aren't we all?) and is planning on trying to clean it rather than replace. Have any of you done the 'clean it' trick and if so, how long did the cleaning last? 'Just trying to figure out if it makes more sense to go ahead and buy a new one and trash the old one.

And, can you buy the solenoid and valve separately or do you have to buy the assembly?

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Old 07-12-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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cleaning it works fine, will cost you $1.60 for a can of brake cleaner from walmart LOL. The gasket can be reused.

the valve and solenoid are one thing in your model year.

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What ^^^^^ he said. It's an expensive part. Best to try cleaning it a couple times before replacing it.

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'Will do. Thanks for the quick responses.

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