Hi all,

I have a 2002 Vectra 2.2 16v SRI and it has been having a few cold start issues.

From cold it kind of mis-fires for a few seconds while chucking out some smoke from the exhaust - after a few seconds it clears and seems fine.

The emissions light came on today so I scanned it using an RAC fault code scanner and it gave me the following code -

P0404 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation range/performance

So i know its an issue with the EGR valve but was wondering if removing the EGR valve and blanking it off will get rid of the fault or will I need to replace the actual EGR valve?

Many Thanks,