EGR system tubes can break and cause leak/noise on Ford F-150

Tubes for the EGR system (exhaust gas recirculation) can break, causing an exhaust leak and noise under the hood.

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Average mileage: 130,030 (50,000–200,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 5.8L V8
7 model years affected: 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 2001
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problem details
1996 Ford F-150 97,800 mi,
Tube blew a hole in it going up a grade pulling a car trailer,very load exaust noise,till repaired.
1995 Ford F-150 50,000 mi,
Check valve rusted causing excessive noise, has not been fixed. I was quoted $200 to replace valve.