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Nissan Sentra Hesitiation or Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Valve

Nissan Sentra Problem
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Model Year Affected: 2002

Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 125,666 mi (110,000 mi - 140,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    I've had the erg valve go bad twice on the same 2002 Nissan Sentra, back in 2006 and again this year.

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  • Visitor, , 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 127,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 140,000 mi

    Hesitation when starting..

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