Rough Idle Due to EGR Valve Sticking Open on Cadillac DeVille

The EGR valve may stick open, causing a rough idle and/or the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Average mileage: 114,265 (35,800–220,000)
Engines affected: 4.6L V8, 4.9L V8
12 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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2001 Cadillac DeVille169,400
My engine idles high when I start and idles down after a few minutes what may be the problem
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2000 Cadillac DeVille118,160
rough idea when stoping at lights oor just ingaged into drive
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about the EGR i have the same problem.... the EGR is 150.00 200.00 never buy used from a junk yard or clean them i did both and lost money. you have to buy new!
2001 Cadillac DeVille132,000
car was idling at 1325rpm idle control motor was not open and closing like supposed to.
2002 Cadillac DeVille110,000
ran rough till i got it repaired at dealership. very expensive
egr valve replaced
having this problem right now. its hard to control the car when this happens and the mechanic can't fix it unless I can get it there so he can see/hear it. it usually dies down by the time I get there, but it returns randomly.
Car idles roughly and ocassionally stalls.
2003 Cadillac DeVille113,000
sometimes my car will cut off wile i;m warming it up or try to choke out at a stop light
rough idle ony when first start engine
Harsh start egr sticking open can't solve disfunction. I did a parsidic draw test and found out it was my comfort fuse draining my battery. Well, I started pulling it every night and everything was working good new egr valve and battery give or take 2 months car starts acting up even with fuse pulled.
Rough idle. Just started after a 2 hour drive. Run fine until I stop the it seems to chug.
Dies at any stop or normally when I 1st put it in drive
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