What is an EGR maintenance?

Asked by Dec 23, 2013 at 06:22 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Dealership recommended an EGR. As I only have 72000 kilometers on my truck (2008) I
found a bit surprising but not knowing what it actually is I didn't say yes or no.

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The egr on my 2007 dodge quad cab went out at about 100000 miles or so. Had been giving me issues before that but no one could figure it out due to not acting up all the time and it did not thro any codes. But after I replaced it all the other issues I was having went away. So I guess to answer your question I would service/change it if your maintenance schedule calls for it. Maybe doing so will save you the headaches I had with mine.

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EGR stands for exhaust gas recirculation. It's an emission control device that sends a small amount of exhaust gases back into the engine to be reburned. It helps reduce hydrocarbon emissions from your tailpipe. The flow of exhaust gases is regulated by a valve that opens and closes while you're driving. This valve, over time, can get gummed up by carbon and other deposits. This will cause the valve to stick. When this happens you have issues like rough idling, stalling, hard or no starting, and starting but immediately stalling. It wouldn't hurt to have the EGR valve cleaned. It may save you some headaches in the future. HTH. -Jim

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