1994 Ford thunderbird lx 4.6 v8
Can anyone sum it up? Just got this code today check engine light on
I was thinking it was one of the things not going anywhere I went to cherry pickers here in Toledo they have a 94 super coupe and a 95 there I went 50 mins just to see where that goes and I found out so boutta get up and see if I can get the engine light off
I was more referring to Bobbah's post with this picture:Those 94 can be a pain to remove the EGR / clean out the manifold if its plugged. Do like Ralph said, check the vacuum lines ( you can manually open the egr with a hand vacuum pump ) - if the engine stumbles, the EGR system is working and it may have something to do with the DPFE sensor ( differential pressure, this is the sensor that actually measures EGR flow ) - its the rectangle sensor with two hoses attached to the EGR tube.
Yeah that EGR vacuum hose there I cannot find where it goes I’ve looked everywhere a few times and nothing replacing the egr looks like a pain and don’t wanna have to if I don’t need to so I gotta either do some trouble shooting to see if the engine light goes offI was more referring to Bobbah's post with this picture:
Per Matt, that's the EGR vacuum hose ...
Yeah I’m gonna do some cleaning to see if that’s the problem if not I’ll just start replacing things probably my best bet94 and 95 are identical. I was able to clean those passages and clear the code at 150k miles. At 220k, it had spread to the EGR pipe, and I was done.
Just a little above 100k so I just gotta get to cleaning is really all I can do then?There is no "replacing things", the parts are not available. It's just cleaning baked-on soot out of the passages, a real grind. The EGR valve itself is available, but it rarely goes bad.
How many miles are on the car? That will tell you how bad it really is.
Yeah I have this one hose but no idea where it goes to I’ve looked everywhere. my check engine light could of been on for the longest time my father said he took the bulb out for the CEL cuz it was “Annoying” something about a sensor just recently got a whole new speedometer so it popped upBefore doing anything, make sure all the EGR hoses are hooked up to that square device behind the throttle body. The red and green plastic hoses are easy to break.
My money is that is what is causing your CE light, since you have another thread with disconnected hoses.
At only 100k, it shouldn't be clogged up yet.