Why Is My Check Engine Light On – It Could Be the EGR Valve

Do you know that feeling of driving along and suddenly losing power in your vehicle? It still drives, but it just doesn’t have any umph. It’s kind of a sinking feeling, especially if you’re out somewhere far from home. Sometimes, this loss of power will trigger your check engine light. There are several issues that can trigger the check engine light, and a variety of issues that can cause you to lose full power. One of those reasons is a bad EGR valve.

Signs Your EGR Valve Has Gone Bad

Your exhaust gas recirculation valve (or EGR Valve) helps reduce emissions from your car, truck, crossover, or SUV. This valve reroutes some of engine exhaust gases back into the combustion chambers in the engine. So, here’s what to look for if your EGR valve has gone bad:

  • The check engine light comes on
  • Car stalls or idles roughly
  • Engine puts of a fuel smell
  • Burn through fuel more quickly
  • Pinging, knocking, or tapping noises
  • Failing your emissions test

Downey Auto Repair – How to Fix Bad EGR Valve

If your vehicle is having any of these issues, your EGR valve could be bad. However, you might not have to replace it. There could be other issues going on. That’s why it’s a good idea to bring your car, truck, crossover, or SUV into our Downey auto repair shop so we can diagnose it. This can prevent you from paying for new parts you don’t need.

With our advanced diagnostic tools, we’ll make sure it’s your EGR valve before we replace it. In some cases, the EGR valve is still in good working condition, but the carbon buildup around it hurts your engine’s performance. So, a good cleaning could be the solution.

Some car owners can do this on their own, but it might depend on the make and model you drive. The EGR valve is not located in the same place on every vehicle, so some are easier to get to than others. At Glenn’s Auto Service, we’ll take care of it for you no matter what make or model you own.

Replacing Your EGR Valve

If your EGR valve has worn out and it’s time for a replacement, we’ll get the right part, get it replaced, and get you back on the road safely and quickly. We’ll also turn off the check engine warning light and make sure your vehicle has full power and runs smoothly.

Check Engine Light On? We’ve Got You Covered

We know it can be very unsettling to have your check engine light suddenly come on when you’re driving down the road. For some drivers, it can really cause panic to set in, especially if your vehicle starts to misfire or lose power.

But many times, the check engine light is simple fix, including a faulty EGR valve. So, if your check engine light comes on, please bring your car into Glenn’s Auto Service and we’ll pinpoint the exact problem and fix it. You can trust our ASE certified technicians to resolve the problem, no matter the reason. And if you need any other kind of auto repair or service in Downey CA, Glenn’s has you covered for that, too.

If you’re looking for the right service and repairs for your vehicle in Downey, CA then please call us at 562-359-4232 to schedule your next service. You can also schedule an appointment with us online by clicking here. We are your trusted Downey, CA auto repair shop for all services and repairs on all makes and models, including:

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