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    Default Please help! Serious loss of power, EGR fault code

    I hope someone can help.

    I've got an 04 plate 2.2 DTi SRi Automatic. It's stuck in limp home mode and really struggles to get anywhere, even slowly. It's been to a few garages, cost me a few quid and the problems seem to be getting worse. It's got to the stage where I now have no revs when starting it cold. I have to leave it running for around 10 minutes to get it revving, then I can finally move, but very slowly.

    Not sure of the codes (I'll get them read again soon) but it's shown MAF sensor and EGR faults, plus a few others that have been and gone. EGR has been cleared and comes back every time though.

    My friend has a garage in Rugby where I normally get any repairs and servicing done. He gave it an oil and filter change and cleaned the EGR but still no joy.

    I ended up calling out the AA at work and they told me it needed an intercooler. Had that changed a few days later but it made no difference. The other was cracked, to be fair to them.

    I then went to another local mechanic with the tech2 kit and he said to change the vacuum sensor / boost pressure sensorCar. That was done but again it's made no difference.

    The car seems worse than ever and if it wasn't for the fact that my insurance and the excess is so high I'd set the thing on fire and be done with it.

    It now won't go over about 2000rpm, really struggles to get up any kind of incline and gets overtaken by everything.

    I have to ease of the accelerator and move in low revs. If I do put my foot down it does nothing apart from try to cut out.

    Please please help!! Do I buy an EGR valve and keep my fingers crossed?

    I'm in Nuneaton but can travel (slowly) anywhere if someone knows where I can get it fixed.

    I rang IVC (Vauxhall specialists) in Nuneaton and tried to explain the problem but all they said was that they'd get it on the diagnostics and I'd have to pay £30-£50 to be told what I've already been told, there's an EGR fault.

    I went to Vauxhall in Rugby but they said the same, except that they wanted £90.

    I'm hoping someone has had this fault before, fixed it and lived happily ever after.

    Any suggestions would be massively appreciated.

    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydan View Post
    I hope someone can help.

    I've got an 04 plate 2.2 DTi SRi Automatic. It's stuck in limp home mode and really struggles to get anywhere, even slowly. It's been to a few garages, cost me a few quid and the problems seem to be getting worse. It's got to the stage where I now have no revs when starting it cold. I have to leave it running for around 10 minutes to get it revving, then I can finally move, but very slowly.

    Not sure of the codes (I'll get them read again soon) but it's shown MAF sensor and EGR faults, plus a few others that have been and gone. EGR has been cleared and comes back every time though.

    My friend has a garage in Rugby where I normally get any repairs and servicing done. He gave it an oil and filter change and cleaned the EGR but still no joy.

    I ended up calling out the AA at work and they told me it needed an intercooler. Had that changed a few days later but it made no difference. The other was cracked, to be fair to them.

    I then went to another local mechanic with the tech2 kit and he said to change the vacuum sensor / boost pressure sensorCar. That was done but again it's made no difference.

    The car seems worse than ever and if it wasn't for the fact that my insurance and the excess is so high I'd set the thing on fire and be done with it.

    It now won't go over about 2000rpm, really struggles to get up any kind of incline and gets overtaken by everything.

    I have to ease of the accelerator and move in low revs. If I do put my foot down it does nothing apart from try to cut out.

    Please please help!! Do I buy an EGR valve and keep my fingers crossed?

    I'm in Nuneaton but can travel (slowly) anywhere if someone knows where I can get it fixed.

    I rang IVC (Vauxhall specialists) in Nuneaton and tried to explain the problem but all they said was that they'd get it on the diagnostics and I'd have to pay £30-£50 to be told what I've already been told, there's an EGR fault.

    I went to Vauxhall in Rugby but they said the same, except that they wanted £90.

    I'm hoping someone has had this fault before, fixed it and lived happily ever after.

    Any suggestions would be massively appreciated.

    Dan
    Get oval blanking plate. Unscrew the 4 holding bolts that hold egr in place but not removed. Then top 2 bolts all way out. Fit oval blanking plate on.

    Once done. Near egr depends on engine (1.9 in my case) boost pressure sensor one.bolt hold it in place. Clean it out using redex soaking the sensor for 5 minutes then carb cleaner to get rid of junk then contact cleaner. Replace.

    Let us know if it helps? It'll show car in spanner on dash til changed to emission light. Does it stop limp mode?

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