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Nissan Frontier EGR Valve Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

EGR Valve Replacement
The average cost for a Nissan Frontier EGR valve replacement is between $288 and $369. Labor costs are estimated between $70 and $89 while parts are priced between $218 and $280. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.
EGR Valve Replacement

What is an EGR valve?

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve recirculates a portion of the exhaust gas back into the combustion chamber in order to lower the combustion temperature, which helps your vehicle produce fewer oxides of nitrogen, a major pollutant.

How does the EGR valve work?

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is computer controlled and/or electrically or vacuum operated. The valve is commanded open at the appropriate time to also the proper amount of exhaust gas to enter the combustion chamber. This exhaust gas lowers the combustion temperature, reducing the amount of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) created during the combustion process.

What are the symptoms related to a bad EGR valve?

In many cases you would be able drive the vehicle with a failed Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve. However, in some cases the engine may run so poorly you cannot drive the vehicle. A non functioning EGR Valve can result in a pinging or rattling noise from engine when it is under load (when accelerating).

More symptoms of a bad EGR valve

Can I drive with a bad EGR valve?

In many cases you would be able drive the vehicle with a failed Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve. However, sometimes the engine may run so poorly you cannot drive the vehicle. If you are hearing a ping or rattling type noise from the engine you should not drive the vehicle.

How often do EGR valves need to be replaced?

Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve replacement is one ot the less common repairs you should expect. Vehicles that are only driven around town on short trips may be more prone to Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve problems as this kind of driving can allow the buildup of carbon deposits in and around the EGR valve. These carbon deposits can restrict the flow of exhaust gases and/or cause the valve to stick open.

EGR Valve Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for an EGR Valve Replacement is between $288 and $369 but can vary from car to car.