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Hey ya'll, my girlfriends mom's truck is pulling codes for the EGR. I was just wondering if any of ya'll have done this before? I've done it on my 1984 BKO but it's probably a whole new world for her EFI F-150. Any tips, suggestions, things to watch out for? How hard would you rate it from 1-10? Also, if anyone has a manual for the '02 F-150 that they could scan the pages that explain how to do the EGR that would be awesome since she doesn't have a service manual for it. Thanks ya'll!


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No, it's the same crappy design. I posted pics last week on my supermotors of just fighting with the 97's.

Before fawkin with the egr make sure there is no vacuum at idle in the tube at the EGR. If there is, the vacuum controller is bad and costs only 30 some bucks at ford.

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Dont change the EGR valve just yet. I get cars and trucks in at work all the time that the owner went to Schucks or another parts store that reads codes for free and then sell an EGR valve to the customer only to find out that the problem was the DPFE sensor or melted DPFE hoses. Have it properly diagnosed and get it fixed right the first time.
 

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Steve83 said:
The fact that the EGR (or any OTHER part) is mentioned in a code definition does NOT mean to replace it.

There's a TSB about the factory DPFE being faulty.
TSB?

I just read over her estimate that the shop had given her today and it does say DPFE and not EGR, but AutoHell told us it was EGR a while back and when I asked her she said "yeah, something about the EGR". Anyways, the shop says DPFE, so now what do I do? The shop is also trying to charge a couple hundred bucks to clean out "carbon buildup". The damn diagnosis and clearing the codes was almost $200! I can't believe they paid to have that done w/o calling me but oh well, not my money. Thanks for the help so far guys!
 

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90% of the time it's the dpfe sensor gone out of range.Recall# 02m01 covers the dpfe sensor for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles(which ever occurs first)on 2001-2002 F-series trucks with a 4.6L engine.(the 5.4 is not covered).If their truck falls into this catagory(with the correct codes)Ford will replace the sensor for free(including diag done in the Ford shop).By the way,at our dealership we would charge you $150.00 to diag and replace the sensor if it wasn't covered on the recall(plus the cost of the part).The dpfe sensor is very easy to change if you end up changing it for them.
 

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90% of the time it's the dpfe sensor gone out of range.Recall# 02m01 covers the dpfe sensor for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles(which ever occurs first)on 2001-2002 F-series trucks with a 4.6L engine.(the 5.4 is not covered).If their truck falls into this catagory(with the correct codes)Ford will replace the sensor for free(including diag done in the Ford shop).By the way,at our dealership we would charge you $150.00 to diag and replace the sensor if it wasn't covered on the recall(plus the cost of the part).The dpfe sensor is very easy to change if you end up changing it for them.

yes very comon problem
 
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