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How do I know if my EGR cooler is leaking?

There are three (3) major symptoms of a leaking EGR cooler:

  1. White smoke. When EGR cooler starts to fail, it will drain a lot of coolant out of the EGR cooler into your exhaust system.
  2. Missing coolant from your D gas/overflow bottle.
  3. Gooey EGR valve.

What causes EGR cooler to leak?

Any issues that could cause the EGR cooler to have a restricted flow of exhaust gases could result in the engine overheating. Exhaust leaks: Exhaust leaks are often a result of failing EGR cooler gaskets, or other types of damage to the cooler.

What damage can a faulty EGR cooler cause?

If the EGR cooler gaskets fail, or the cooler gets damaged for any reason, it can cause an exhaust leak to develop. An exhaust leak may be heard as an audible hissing or tapping sound coming from the front of the vehicle. This will reduce the efficiency of the EGR system, and negatively affect engine performance.

Can EGR cooler leak oil?

When the EGR cooler leaks, the core allows coolant to enter the intake manifold. A large leak generally will cause back-pressure to enter the radiator and cooling system causing the engine to overheat as well as the engine oil. A dealer will charge $2800 or more to replace the EGR cooler.

How much does it cost to replace EGR cooler?

To have it replaced, you will pay anywhere from $650 to nearly $1600. The average price is closer to $1,100, but what you pay will depend on the car you have and how much the parts and labor cost for that car. On average, the labor will run you about $440, but it could be a few hundred dollars more.

How much does it cost to replace an EGR cooler?

How long does it take to replace an EGR cooler?

How long does an EGR valve replacement take? Looking once again at the averages delivered by our data, an EGR valve replacement should take around 3/4 of an hour.

Can you clean EGR cooler?

That’s a reasonable idea; EGR coolers are like radiators, only they use water to cool hot exhaust gases, instead of air to lower the hot water’s temperature. That means they can be cleaned like a radiator.

How much does it cost to fix P0401?

P0401 Repair Costs Code P0401 warns of problems with your EGR system, from a faulty valve to a dirty temperature sensor. The severity of the problem varies depending on the extent of the components affected. Total repair costs range from $150 to $750, inclusive of labor and parts.