Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System on Toyota 4Runner

The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

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Average mileage: 188,537 (100,000–360,000)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002
25 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
1995 Toyota 4Runner228,000
lack of power and check engine code 71 egr clogged.
1991 Toyota 4Runner100,000
nox failure, they told me both nox need replacing.. Cost? can I fix? Thanx
1992 Toyota 4Runner150,000
check engine light on...mechanic says i need a new EGR vacuum solenoid or modulator. light came on after running redline fuel system cleaner
1997 Toyota 4Runner360,000
I started the car drove 2 mils before getting on freeway. About 1 mile into accelerating to proper speed check engine light comes on. I have had my timing belt replaced recently.
1990 Toyota 4Runner215,000
cleaned out egr after failing emissios. hope it works
1994 Toyota 4Runner135,000
Code 71. Still has not been repaired.
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