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2006. Ford c max got egr valve cleaned after a week engine

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2006. Ford c max got egr valve cleaned after a week engine management light has come on plus a orange light which my mechanic took off with a computer also notched a noise like a whistle a women on her own needs help badly out a fortune in garage bills
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is this £24 a one off or do I pay anymore
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can my egr valve be disconnected or would that do more damage
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 10 months ago.

Hi there good morning to you and sorry for the delayed response ,

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to assist you today

Ok do you know what fault code is logged in the PCM

Is it p0490 -EGR circuit high

Was the inlet manifold removed completely

Yes this is a one off payment

Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Manifold was removed completely Brain Don'know what the fault code is will ask my mechanic to morrow he talked about removing or blocking the egr valve what do you think Thanksa lot for your advice
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Also Brain this whistle like noise only started recently. Would the mechanic get this fault code on his computer
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 9 months ago.

Hi there good morning to you and Iam very sorry for the delayed response

I had some family issues to deal with yesterday this the delay in responding

Ok the fault code is important to diagnosing this correctly as its commonly a p0490 fault code

The EGR valve shouldn't be dismantled or cleaned on the 1.8tdci Varient as it comes pre set from the factory

it's possible you will need to replace the EGR valve to resolve this issue (fault code pending )

The whistling noise will be from the exhaust /EGR valve gaskets or studs

Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Will be giving this information to my mechanic Thanks again Brian
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Brain if it is that code what does it, mean Ford C Max Zetec TDCI E4 1753 cc engine Variant KKDA1
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Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 9 months ago.

Hi there good morning to you

Ok if the code of p0490 is presentable am EGR code relating to circuit low/high is present then the EGR valve (full manifold should be replaced )

You can drive the vehicle with this fault or even blank the EGR valve off (the only issue you will have is the MIL light will be on )

Kindest regards ***** *****

brian

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