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EGR Solenoid

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) solenoid is an electronic vacuum valve that distributes engine vacuum to the EGR valve when the computer commands it.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing EGR Solenoid

  • Check Engine Light may illuminate
  • Engine "pinging" on acceleration
  • Emissions failure

EGR Solenoid Related Repair Advice

  • The related vacuum hoses should always be inspected whenever the EGR solenoid is replaced
  • Proper operation of the EGR valve should be confirmed after replacement of the EGR solenoid

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