05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

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05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Harness » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:33 pm

P0406 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Position Sensor High.

This means that the EGR valve is commanded to open or close to a certain point and the PCM (powertrain control module) does not detect that it has done so. It could have a problem with the electricial end of the system but usually it just gets gunked up with carbon from the exhaust.

The EGR valve is an emissions control device that, upon PCM request, will open and allow exhaust gasses to be returned to the engine and be mixed with the air / fuel ration. This mix helps lower the internal temperature of the engine, lowering NOx (oxides of nitrogen), a poisoness gas emitted when the engine gets to hot.

Worst case sceniaro with the EGR faliure is stalling at stop signs and red lights. Upon starting, will only run if gas held down slightly. Best case sceniaro is check engine light comes on and nothing else happens.

This is a pattern faliure for these vehicles and 99% of the time is fixed be replacing the EGR valve. It is located just above the alternator, just to the left (sitting in the drivers seat) of the washer fluid fill. You can do it nig, be a boss!
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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Darkfoxx » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:57 pm

Cool man, thanks so much! :thumbsup:

I'll replace it myself if she can afford the part.
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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Darkfoxx » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:03 pm

Is there any difference between these?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/ ... _158693_0_

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/ ... _474609_0_

Also, I took pics:
http://www.thestoleneye.com/uploads/20130301_170456.jpg
http://www.thestoleneye.com/uploads/20130301_170502.jpg

It's the thing with the wires coming out of it. Looks like just a few bolts to take off....not too difficult, right?
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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Harness » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:16 am

Darkfoxx wrote:Is there any difference between these?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/ ... _158693_0_

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/ ... _474609_0_

Also, I took pics:
http://www.thestoleneye.com/uploads/20130301_170456.jpg
http://www.thestoleneye.com/uploads/20130301_170502.jpg

It's the thing with the wires coming out of it. Looks like just a few bolts to take off....not too difficult, right?



I honestly don't know the difference between those parts. Walk into a store to buy it. Forget the internet shopping. Call ahead to see if they have the part, walk in to get it with the old one in hand.

It's a piece of cake to replace. If you fuck it up I'll laugh really hard.
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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Darkfoxx » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:33 am

Harness wrote:I honestly don't know the difference between those parts. Walk into a store to buy it. Forget the internet shopping. Call ahead to see if they have the part, walk in to get it with the old one in hand.

It's a piece of cake to replace. If you fuck it up I'll laugh really hard.

The more expensive one just has OEM #'s on it.

Yeah it looks easy as fuck, just wanted to make sure I didn't need any special tools or shit.

Might have to borrow some tools from Mike to get into the confined space. Looks like 4 bolts to take off, and the two that bolt to the engine are hard to get at.
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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Harness » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:23 pm

It's funny though, I didn't realize Maud had kids and needed a minivan to move them to and from soccer practice with.
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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Darkfoxx » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:30 pm

Harness wrote:It's funny though, I didn't realize Maud had kids and needed a minivan to move them to and from soccer practice with.

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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Fist of the eskimo » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:21 pm

Darkfoxx wrote:
Harness wrote:It's funny though, I didn't realize Maud had kids and needed a minivan to move them to and from soccer practice with.

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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Darkfoxx » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:01 am

LOL :lol:
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Re: 05 Chrysler Town and Country P0406

Postby Jif » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:53 pm

Harness wrote:It's funny though, I didn't realize Maud had kids and needed a minivan to move them to and from soccer practice with.

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