Reader Question I have a 1999 Honda Accord and the check engine light seems to not want to stay off. I have taken it to the mechanics and the code that comes up is the code stating the EGR valve is bad.
This would all be fine if the solution was simply replace the valve, but after replacing the EGR valve the light still comes on after several miles of driving. The weirdest thing is that all summer the light was not on, and since September the light has been on.
The code is always the same, so now I am wondering if black electrical tape is the solution or could there be some other meaning to a bad EGR valve code. The engine sounds fine and the car doesn’t seem to drive any different than it did before the light came on. Any suggestions other than ripping the dash apart and removing the light is greatly appreciated.
Hi there Waylon,
One thing I would have your mechanic check is the passage way under the EGR valve. I have seen this passage get stopped up with carbon build up and I had to soak the area in cleaner and practically chisel out the passage way so the EGR valve could operate. I would assume then probably just slapped a new valve on and did not look to make sure there was a clear passage under the valve.