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Toyota RAV4 Check Engine Light Due to Failure of EGR Valve Control Solenoids

 
Toyota RAV4 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 150,500 mi (71,000 mi - 250,000 mi)

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The Exhaust gas recirculation valve control solenoid may fail intermittently, illuminating the Check Engine Light.

  • janf, , 118,000 mi
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    Changed valve, sensor, solenoid.

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    1) Getting a p0401 code (EGR problem).
    2) Mechanic runs diagnostic test. Says the EGR is fine, but the VSV (Vacuum Switching Valve) does not provide suction.
    3) Replaced VSV.
    4) Same code come up.
    HELP!!!

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  • mwyer, , 71,000 mi
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    1998 Toyota Rav4. Getting intermittent engine light comes on and then goes out. When it came on I got the code read. It is EVAP code P0446. Anyone else have this happen? Is it a whole canister replacement or just Vent Valve (VSV)? Any help appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Visitor, , 185,000 mi

    Replaced the switch/valve. Problem solved.
    Dealer wanted $350.00 to change. Read how to do it on line. It is a bear. But my total cost was $40.00 for the switch. I also had to buy a camera to even find it (Harbor Freight $70.00)

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