Hesitiation or Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Valve on Nissan Sentra

The EGR Valve can malfunction causing a hesitation when accelerating, rough idle, or idle hunting (surging or idle going up-and-down). If the valve malfunctions, there may or may not be a Check Engine light.

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Average mileage: 124,115 (47,000–210,000)
Engines affected: 1.6L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder
5 model years affected: 1994, 2001, 2002, 2005, more2007
13 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
2002 Nissan Sentra110,000
I've had the erg valve go bad twice on the same 2002 Nissan Sentra, back in 2006 and again this year.
2002 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder127,000
still happening. Seems to have happened right after head gasket repair 4 weeks ago. mechanics can't seem to fix the rough idle. CEL was on and said egr... but then they checked egr and said it was ok and CEL stayed off
2005 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder137,500
rough idle with check engine on rpm goes from 1500 to 2000 rpm .....thanks
2002 Nissan Sentra- 2.5L 4 Cylinder140,000
Hesitation when starting..
2001 Nissan Sentra- 1.8L 4 Cylinder47,000
after engine warms and I an in stop and go traffic. engine stalls at idle, shift to neutral,engine stumbles as tries to accellarate sometime dying but restarts with no problems
1994 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder114,029
very rough idle, hesitant acceleration, no body can find anything wrong
2001 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder210,000
at idle engine feels like its missing and surges. it also runs rough between 1500 and 2000 rpm
2007 Nissan Sentra- 2.0L 4 Cylinder97,625
rough idle
2001 Nissan Sentra- 1.6L 4 Cylinder
The car is feeling like stalling loseing power,change mass air fow sencor a little over a year an ahalf,same problem again smells like rotten eggs
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